Cork in 1799


Sean O’ Faolain wrote of the city that, “as you soon find the city is not merely built on marsh but on islands in the marsh, and that the streets are, often, covered canals or rivers. Patrick Street is winding merely because the river under it winds- one winter the river burst through the wood paving and we saw underneath it”.

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Donncha might like this view of Blarney from about the same time.

2 thoughts on “Cork in 1799”

  1. Nice find. I’m sure I’ve seen that image before. I’d love to see someone do a documentary on the underground water systems in Cork. Don’t suppose the History Channel would be very interested in it though?

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