24 thoughts on “Ye Olde Corcke

    1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

      Eff off. MARSH, not swamp. That’s why they called the nearby town Mallow. FACT.

      I’m not sure about the Henry’s statement. I think it’s a bit further down in the middle. I’m basing that on where St Augustine’s church is, but that might have moved.

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        I wasn’t being derogatory. Various historical records and maps record the land beneath the city as a ‘swamp’, a ‘wetland’ or a ‘marsh’. I worked on historical maps of Cork many years ago so I’m not plucking this out of wikipedia.

        1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

          Okey doke!
          So is the river that runs to the left of St Augustine’s (No 9) (and along under the Corcke sign) now Washington Street, do you know?

  1. NiallJames

    I could be completely wrong here (and I often am)…but isn’t this entire map orientated from left to right = north to south??

    North Gate is the drawbridge on the right, South Gate on the left

    The “Way to Kinsale” (15) would be South-West-ish from Cork.

    The St. Augustines shown would be the Red Abbey (off George’s Quay). The church on Washington St wasn’t built until the 18th or 19th century.

    Again….I’m not sure.

    1. Lu

      You’re right, thereby making Henry’s somewhere to the right in the middle – I’m thinking opposite the church.

        1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

          That’s amazing. I can see the street my Granny and her family lived on in that one.
          They claimed they were descended from a Huguenot family but that was just notions. Their surname, though unusual, was English.

          1. NiallJames

            Up around French Church St or Carey’s Lane by any chance? All around by Paul St there is the “Huguenot Quarter”

  2. I am not the moderator

    I have an antique map of Ireland that will be 200 years old in a couple of years.
    Does anyone know where I could sell it?

  3. cousinjack

    This also dates from the last time that Cork City Council took into account flood risk before granting planning permission.
    (The lads in the OPW found this comment hilarious BTW)

  4. Louis Lefronde

    Ah, Cork…Just a small town in Munster.

    As it turned out the good citizens of Cork 190 years later were strong advocates of the Act of Union.

    1. NiallJames

      Yep, it’s relatively small…and it’s in Munster.

      And a lot of the citizens were happy with their lot in life under British rule.

      These are shocking revelations.

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