Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Congratulation for tour beautiful Album.
Historic Map 25 inch
The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, formerly Saint Mary's, was consecrated in 1879
This is where Daly's Bridge (more commonly known as The Shakey Bridge) was later built.
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The always-interesting John F. Finerty (nearly) strikes again in his excellent "Pictures of Ireland", published in 1898. On page 300, he talks about St. Vincent's Church in Sunday's Well and provides this description to go along with the image:
"ST. VINCENT'S CHURCH, SUNDAY'S WELL, CORK. -The sketch shows, seated picturesquely on an eminence above the river Lee, the Catholic Church of St. Vincent, which is the principal ecclesiastical edifice in the suburb of the city of Cork, known as Sunday's Well. It is so called from an ancient spring, said to have been made sacred to Druid rites before the era of Christianity in Ireland, and afterward utilized by the Catholic Fathers for baptismal purposes. The spring contains water peculiarly clear and cold, absolutely devoid of mineral flavor, and is much prized by the inhabitants of the district.
Owing to its fine situation, Sunday's Well was formerly much visited by the citizens of Cork, and many handsome homes existed there. The changes wrought by time, however, have not been favorable to the district as a fashionable residence locality, and the well-to-do people now build their dwellings elsewhere. Yet Sunday's Well is by no means abandoned, and the view to be obtained from the hill above the Lee, is regarded as one of the finest in the beauteous South of Ireland. There is a tradition to the effect that the gallant and ill—fated Lord Edward Fitzgerald resided, "on his keeping" in the vicinity, during the month of April, 1798. On his return to Dublin, he was captured, severely wounded and died in prison."
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I was just thinking, that's a very CoI looking steeple.
Where I have added the note to the picture was my grandfather's house and where my father grew up. I remember very little about the house itself, but I loved the gardens that went down to the river, the geraniums in the glasshouse, the wrought iron tables and chairs and that funny looking "munkle pezzle" tree. I always thought it would have been a wonderful place to grow up. A boat was always at the bottom of the garden for trips down the river in my fathers youth.
My grandfather was Prof. Michael Grimes. Here's a snippet from the UCC website about him.
"Professor Michael Grimes was the first microbiologist to be employed by UCC. He became Professor of Dairy Bacteriology in 1940 thus creating the Department of Dairy Bacteriology (the forerunner of the School of Microbiology). Professor Grimes made a very significant contribution to the development of Microbiology as a discipline in UCC, both as a teacher and researcher. He was a major promoter of pasteurisation of liquid milk and he was very influential in having pasteurisation adopted for the treatment of milk in Ireland."
You could also read some more about him and my grandmother in Ed Walsh's book "Upstart" on pages 4 and 5.
The Shaky Bridge replaced the ferry, but at the time the ferrymen caused disruption, and delay, until their grievences were settled, their loss of livelihood. The ferry steps are still in situ on the south bank.
Flickr is sometimes amazing! In 2015 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeegee's grandfather's trees have grown!
that is a lovely capture, nice reflections in the water
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeegee] Gorgeous memories! Found these references in our Sources database.
Buena serie de fotos antiguas .
Probably a bit late and no one will notice ths comment! But just along the road from Mike Grimes' place - the big detached house at the left of the picture is Mount Vernon - home of gt gt uncle Francis Guy, Managing Director of Guy & Co. at the turn of the 20th century. (We have had one or two of Guy & Co pictures on this site before)
Big Brother notices everything [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] :) Thanks for that. That is interesting. Just for fun, here's the original/"main" Guys image:
Under restoration, with the area cleared.