PATRICK'S BRIDGE

From Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland (1900)

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PATRICK'S BRIDGE.—Cork is the third city of Ireland in population and importance, and from its situation might be one of the first cities of Europe were Ireland's commercial possibilities developed under a native government. It is built on what was once marshy islands, whence its name, "Corcagh," signifying a marsh, or land overflowed by the tide. The city is of great antiquity, and has been the scene of many stirring events. The site of the ancient city is an island, which divides the river Lee into two channels, which after passing round unite below it. Several bridges connect the island with the mainland on either side, the most modern of which is presented in the present illustration. St. Finn Bar, who died at Cloyne, A.D. 617, built a monastery and cathedral here and thus laid the foundation of the future city. He was the first bishop of Cork.

Patrick's Bridge, Cork

Patrick's Bridge, Cork

Description of County Cork | Shandon Church | Queenstown Cathedral | Blarney Castle | Cloyne Cathedral | View of Queenstown | Glengariff Castle | Patrick's Bridge | The Mall | The Square, Fermoy | Cork Map

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