Patrick Street, Cork from Daunt's Square

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Where: Cork, , Ireland

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When: 01 January 1900

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See: www.woodfordbourne.com/history_wb.htm for a history of the business at the left of this photo. This building is now a McDonalds.

Thanks to Carrignafoy for this information:
"The late General Tom Barry, famous for his exploits in the Cork No.3 Brigade flying column in West Cork during the War of Independence, lived with his wife Leslie (née Price, founder of the Irish Red Cross), in a flat directly over Woodford Bourne for many years. The top window on the left would have been theirs from the 1940s until his death in 1980."

Date: Circa 1898-1907 (thanks to the indefatigable Niall McAuley)

NLI Ref.: LROY 1918

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    Swordscookie

    • 22/Jul/2011 09:04:01

    My mother had a saying that "Patrick Street Cork would be the finest street in the land if they only took the "Bind" (bend) out of it!!!" You can see the street from right to left down a couple of hundred metres.

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    ohfl

    • 28/Jul/2011 06:25:55

    Very amusing to note that Paris already brought a flavour of glamour... (Paris Studio)

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    guliolopez

    • 04/Aug/2011 18:38:21

    Another Munster street view which hasn't changed all that markedly in >100 years. Most notable differences are the frontage of St. Patrick's Buildings (the "Paris Photo Studio" building opposite Daunt Sq) and the "extra window" which now bisects the W&B sign. (FYI - Pretty sure the extra window opening was added while still owned by W&B. Certainly it was there in the 80s when the building was converted - by W&B themselves - for use as a fast food place named Mandy's and definitely pre-dates McD's) Lots of historical W&B docs available in UCC Boole library archive. (Always knew W&B were an "institution" in Cork, but didn't know they owned the Oyster Tavern and half of Sheare Street!)

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    dorameulman

    • 20/Aug/2011 19:46:50

    I love this :)

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    Carrignafoy

    • 22/Feb/2012 10:16:19

    the late General Tom Barry, famous for his exploits in the Cork No.3 Brigade flying column in West Cork during the War of Independence, lived with his wife Leslie (née Price, founder of the Irish Red Cross), in a flat directly over Woodford Bourne for many years. The top window on the left would have been theirs from the 1940s until his death in 1980.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 22/Feb/2012 17:15:03

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/carrignafoy Fascinating! Thank you for that info. I've added it to the description above...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jun/2013 08:47:09

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Hello there! Revisiting this photo, and have replaced with higher res - it's a bit of a delight when you can really see the detail - hope you like it...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jun/2013 13:40:00

    On the earliest date front: electric trams ran from the 22nd December 1898 to the 30th of September 1931 per Wikipedia

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jun/2013 13:43:19

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Go Niall! Knew you wouldn't be able to resist this one... :)

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    DannyM8

    • 13/Jun/2013 13:48:13

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley don't you think we should get high resolution all the time!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jun/2013 14:02:13

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] You might very well think that, but of course I couldn't possibly comment.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jun/2013 14:07:50

    McKechnie cleaners still in business! For over 140 years, apparently.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jun/2013 14:16:10

    Here is G.V. Murray (incorrectly transcribed as George O Murray) in the 1901 census. He's not there in 1911, so that's a latest date.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jun/2013 14:30:54

    Guys Almanac of 1913 (pdf) lists: Mexicat Tobacconist House, McGarry & Donovan 6 Grand Parade

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jun/2013 14:36:56

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Ah here, chaps! We've been high res-ing almost exclusively since October 2011... retrofitting is a slower process, but bear with me. :)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jun/2013 14:43:33

    Mr. Murray is in the 1907 Guy's, so 1898-1911 is still the best I've got.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jun/2013 14:48:10

    That printer and stationer at the left is Guy and Co: 70 Patrick Street, Cork

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jun/2013 14:54:22

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley 1898-1911 is a million times better (and that's not a word of exaggeration) than 1865-1914! Thanks Niall.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jun/2013 14:55:23

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Now if someone had sooper hi-def, they might read the poster outside Mr. Murray's newsagents...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jun/2013 15:03:59

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Do you honestly think I wasn't all over a news poster like a rash?! Not even sooper hi-def can save us in this case - too blurry!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jun/2013 15:15:49

    I think the ad on the side of the nearest tram may say "HIGH CLASS SALE", but that is the limit of my squinting ability, I can't read the line above.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jun/2013 15:28:02

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley I'm getting Cork Steam Something, then High Class Something, but not Sale.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Jun/2013 15:40:24

    Aha! Off in the distance on the right hand side of Patrick Street, I see a shop labelled "Allan &". The almanacs up to 1892 show Allan & Holden at #44-45. But in 1907, 44 is the American Shoe company, and 45 is Fitzgerald & Sons. So 1907 is now the latest date.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 13/Jun/2013 15:55:48

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Thank you! 1898-1907 it is...

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    BearaBoy

    • 15/Jun/2013 08:19:28

    Thanks for directing me to this! (I do find fascinating, and have favourited, images taken outside the rebel county)! This is a fabulous photo - as a West Cork person, I can only imagine the views of General Tom Barry if he was to discover that the Woodford Bourne building is now home to McDonald's (!)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Jun/2013 18:52:14

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I know, but at least the fabric of the building is still there including the Woodford Bourne lettering...

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    guliolopez

    • 30/Aug/2013 10:34:40

    I kept meaning to add this video here. It's a little later than the photo, but brings the corner to life.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Aug/2013 10:41:28

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That's gorgeous, thank you. And a real live Steam Roller!

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    horseandrochee

    • 09/Aug/2016 10:41:19

    Hi there, Im wondering is it possible to get a copy of this photo? Can I use it for large format print?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Aug/2016 00:19:51

    Hi [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]. Flickr exposes larger versions of images - including this one - on each image page. If a higher resolution version is required, you should contact NLI copying services. Depending on what you are planning to use the image for (commercial, research or personal use), you will likely want to check the Flickr Commons Licence terms and read the NLI's page on reuse of images from this NLI Commons project. Thanks!