St Finn Barre's Cathedral
the National Monument from 1906 commemmorates several Irih risings
this fight may take a while
the Easter Rising of 1916 is very much alive
surprise: they play Irish music
St Anne's Church is nor spectacular
In the 19th century Cork was a major player in the international butter trade
Cork Opera House originally dates from 1855 but looks totally different after the 2003 modifications
inside the English Market, the original building was from 1862
is Ireland's second largest city with its city center on an island between two channels of the River Lee. Consequently
Cork features a large number of bridges and one tunnel.
Downstream is Cork Harbour
, an industrial area and busy port that will
become an important hub with the EU after Brexit.
It started in the early 600s with a monastery set up by St Finbarr
The first Viking raiders arrived around 820 and a century later they had set up a flourishing
Norse trading post.
In 1920 Cork was burned down
by British forces and a few years later it saw military action again
as the capital of the short-lived Munster Republic
Today Cork is a lively city that is well worth a visit. St Patrick Street
features many shops in Georgian buildings. Close-by is the old English Market
One can enjoy a view of the city from the
ramparts of the17th century Fort Elizabeth
and stretch the neck in checking out the large salmon that functions as wind
vane on St Anne's Church
In June 2018 we spent a few hours in a friendly and sunny Cork.
St Patrick's Bridge feeds straight into the main shopping street, called St Patrick Street
Father Mathew guards over St Patrick Street
a narrow alley with (empty?) beer barrels as chairs
on our way to Fort Elizabeth
exept for the giant salmon wind vane
a view of Cork City