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Category Archives: Cork
Here’s an interesting snippet from Charles Smith’s ‘The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork’ published in 1774: The Ovens or St Owens parish is washed on the S and E sides by the Bride and … Continue reading
Built in 1851 and closed in 1961, Goggin’s Hill Tunnel currently stands as the longest abandoned railway tunnel in the Republic of Ireland.
These were taken on an incredibly cold Saturday morning while flood water was still remained in the Lee Fields, it was in the process of freezing in some parts but it didn’t remain cold enough for that to happen …
These were taken from Lavitt’s Quay and Coal Quay area of Cork City at the time when high tides and heavy rainfall hit the city on the 17th of October, 2012. Video:
Back in May I finally got the opportunity to see it for myself. Allihies Copper Mine was at some point in the mid 1800’s, the largest copper mining operation in Europe and once the copper production dwindled in the … Continue reading
Some photos taken from the Dragon of Shandon parade that takes place around the Shandon area every 31st of October to celebrate Samhain. More info about the parade can be read here. There’s video too:
According to the Wikipedia article, the Tyndall National Institute specialises in “ICT hardware research, commercialisation of technology and the education of next generation researchers”. It was also included in the Queen’s itinerary on her visit to Cork in May 2011.
Cork Independent recently published a Photo Competition and I’ve been lucky enough to have been shortlisted amongst the 50 or so images. Voting stays open up until April 17th 2012 and can be directly accessed here although it will require … Continue reading
If you’re starting from Cork City, you can easily walk to Rochestown through the old Cork City to Crosshaven railway line in less than an hour. There is the alternative path of walking around Mahon, past Blackrock castle, alongside the … Continue reading