We hope to bring a collection of Galleries from people celebrating birthdays, to people celebrating a Munster or Irish victory.
In the meantime, here’s a collection of historical photos related to MacCurtain St and its environs.
Tram Ride Kings St 1902
As well as its extensive railway network, Cork was served by an impressive tramway system, which was just four years old when this film was made. As the tram veers into Bridge Street the filmmakers capture an excellent panorama of Patrick’s Bridge, one of the city’s major landmarks, and the bustling atmosphere of the commercial centre. This kind of ‘phantom ride’ was a staple of early film.
The original can be found here on the BFI website, along with a fascinating ride along Patrick St to Grand Parade, the official opening of the Great Exhibition of 1902 in Cork, and a trip from Blarney to Cork on the Muskerry Light Railway. Enjoy!!