Cork's St Patrick's Street: A History

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Leaders from Daniel O'Connell to Michael Collins to Jack Lynch drew thousands onto this street for rallies. Charles Stewart Parnell, Member of Parliament for Cork, made his famous statement that `no man can fix the boundary of a nation' on this street. As home to the Cork Film Festival many Hollywood stars visited, although the most famous, albeit much forgotten resident was proto-socialist thinker William Thompson. St. Patrick's Street is Cork's main street and the heart of the city. This history takes us from its beginning in the 1780s to the present day. Copiously illustrated with maps and photographs, both new and old, and packed with information, this is for all with an interest in Cork city.

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Antoin O Callaghan, a native of Cork City, is master's graduate in history of University College Cork. A production engineer, he works for RTAe, the national broadcaster. He is currently reading for his PhD.

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'Fascinating ... his research is impressive and revealing' Irish Examiner 'Expertly illustrates the interdependency between St Patrick Street and the people who made it what it is ... beautifully recreated by The Collins Press' Evening Echo 'Atmospheric and generous photography adds enormously' The Irish Times

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