Cork street name changes 1750 - 2013

The information in the table below was kindly donated by Tom Spalding who compiled the data during research for his book Layers: the Design, History & Meaning of Public Street Signage in Cork & other Irish cities

This table is based on analysis of Ordnance Survey maps (which take precedence), other early maps, Corporation Minutes, street directories, title deeds and other sources. As well as listing old and new names it contains information on significant new streets laid since 1800. Much of the source information is available on corkpastandpresent.ie. It is a work in progress and any additions or corrections are welcome. This work concentrates on city streets outside the medieval core, which is covered well in Gina Johnson’s ‘The Laneways of Medieval Cork’. To see fuller information or dates for the entries on the table, please click the link below to download a detailed PDF.
Cork street name changes 1750 - 2013

Some streets went through multiple name changes which can be view by accessing the PDF below.
Streets with Multiple Name Changes 1750-2013
You can also access this PDF by clicking on 'PDF of changes' link in the third column of the relevant street name in the table below.

Street Name Changes 1750-2013© Tom Spalding from 'Layers: the Design, History & Meaning of Public Street Signage in Cork & other Irish cities'

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

2013 Name Previous Name Name prior to that
98 Street Hospital Lane Beggar Man's Lane
Abbey Street Red Abbey Lane  
Academy Street Crooked Billet  
Adelaide Street Hoare's (or Hoar's) Lane Pike's Lane
Albert Road Victoria Road (part of) An entirely new road
Albert Street An entirely new road  
Anderson's Quay Lapp's Island (part of)  
Anglesea Street Anglesea Road  
Ascension Heights  1916 Road  
Assumption Road Watercourse Mill Road Black Miller Lane
Austin's Lane Croun Court  
Barrack Street (Centre) Barrack Hill  
Beasley Street Cambridge's Lane  
Beechmount Place Wellington Terrace  
Berwick Street  Berwick Lane
Bishop Street Church Lane  
Blarney Street Blarney Lane  
Brian Boru Street An entirely new road  
Buckingham Place Buckingham Square  
Burke's Avenue Johnson's Lane  
Cathedral Avenue Eason's Lane  
Cathedral Street St Mary's Road? (uncertain) Rogerson's Lane
Cathedral Walk (Old) Chapel Lane  
Cattle Market Avenue Several changes made PDF of changes
Chapel Street Bishop's Lane Chapel Lane
Church Street Church Lane  
Clontarf Street An entirely new road  
Coach & Six Lane Smith's Lane  
Coach Street Thomas' Street  
Coal Quay Ferry Quay  
Coburg Street Several changes made PDF of changes
College Road Gaol Road Glasheen Road
Convent Avenue City Gaol Road  
Cook Street McDonagh Street PDF of changes
Cornmarket Street Newenham's Quay PDF of changes
Courthouse Street Court Street PDF of changes
Courtney's Avenue Courtney's Lane  
Cove Street Cove Lane  
Coyle's Square (Evergreen St) Royal Hospital Lane (part of) Croan's Field Lane (part of)
Dalton's Avenue Hughes' Lane Hawker's Lane
Dillon's Cross Barrack's Crossroads  
Dominick Street (East End) Several changes made PDF of changes
Dominick Street (West End) Shandon Castle Lane  
Donovan's Rd Fernhurst Avenue  
Douglas Street Cove Lane Red Abbey Lane or Road to Cove
Dunbar Street (New) Chapel Lane  
Dyke Parade Several changes made PDF of changes
Eason's Avenue (Dr) Rowbuck's Lane  
Eglinton Street An entirely new road  
Emmet Place Several changes made PDF of changes
Evergreen St Maypole Lane  
Fair Street Fair Lane
Farren's Quay North Quay  
Fr. Mathew Quay Several changes made PDF of changes
Fr. Mathew Street Queen Street  
French's Quay (East) Globe Lane  
Gaol Walk Seaward's Walk  
George's Quay Savage Row / Randal's Quay  
Gerald Griffin Avenue Peacock Lane  
Gerald Griffin Street Several changes made PDF of changes
Glen Ryan Road Several changes made PDF of changes
Gould's Street Gould's Lane  
Grafton Street Grafton's Alley  
Grand Parade Several changes made PDF of changes
Grattan Street Several changes made PDF of changes
Green Street Gallow's Green Lane  
Greggs Rd An entirely new road  
Griffith Bridge North Gate Bridge  
Gt. William O'Brien St. (Great) Britain Street Mallow Lane (part of)
Hanover Place Wandesford Street (or Quay) Cobbler's Lane
Hanover St (E End) Watergate Lane  
Hardwick Street Copythorn Street Rogerson's Folly (West end of)
Hibernian Road Borreenmanna Road (part of) An entirely new road
Infirmary Road Anglesea Road  
John Philpott Curran Street Philpot's Lane  
John Redmond Street Mulgrave Street  
John Street Upper An entirely new road  
Kennedy Quay Several changes made  PDF of changes
Kyle Street Jeffry's Lane  
Langford Row Carrigheen Street Road to Blackrock
Lavitt's Quay Seven Ovens Quay  
Leitrim Street Coal's Dock Lady's Well Street
Liberty Street Several changes made PDF of changes
Little William Street William Street  
Lough Road Lough Lane (AKA Kinsale Lane)  
Lower Glanmire Road Glanmire Road Lower Glancalain or the North Strand
Lynch's Street Dyer's Lane or Gravel Lane  
MacCurtain Street Several changes made PDF of changes
MacCurtain Villas Lord Mayor MacCurtain's Buildings Wycherley Site
Magazine Road Glasheen Road Lower  
Mardyke Walk Mardyke (or Mar Dyke)  
Marina Several changes made PDF of changes
Market Alley, Oliver Plunkett St  New Lane
Market Avenue Pump Lane  
Market Lane Several changes made PDF of changes
Marlboro Street McDermott Street Marlboro Street
Meade Street Friary Lane  
Merchant Street Fish Street  
Merchant's Quay Cold Harbour  
Military Hill Military Road (part of) Wellington Road (part of)
Military Road Wellington Road (part of)  
Moore Street Charles Street (or Jones' Square - part of)  
Morgan Street Morgan's Lane  
Morrison's Quay East Quay, Morrison's Island  
Moylan's Lane (Name unknown)  
Mulgrave Place Long (or Long's ) Lane  
Murphy's Gardens Jew's Lane  
Nicholas Street New Lane  
Noonan's Rd An entirely new road  
North Main Street Main or High Street  
North Mall Several changes made PDF of changes
O'Connell Square Mannix Street  
O'Connell Street (un-named path across open ground)  
Old Blackrock Road Blackrock Road  
Old Station Road  An entirely new road
Oliver Plunkett Street (Old) George's Street  
Oliver Plunkett St Lower Several changes made PDF of changes
O'Mahony's Avenue Mahony's Lane  
O'Neill Crowley Bridge George IV Bridge  
Opera Lane Faulkner's Lane  
Parnell Place Several changes made PDF of changes
Paul's Lane Godsil's Lane  
Pembroke Street Several changes made PDF of changes
Peter's Street (St) Thomas' Street (East end) Smith's Street
Pine Street (N End) Abbot Street  
Pine Street (S End) Kelly's Street  
Pope's Quay North or Ferry Quay  
Port Lane, Eglinton Street An entirely new road  
Portney's Lane Pourtney's Lane  
Princes Street (N End) Prebyterian Meeting House Lane  
Princes Street (S End) Playhouse Lane  
Princes Street (whole) Clarke Street Prince's Street
Quaker Road Graveyard Lane  
Rathmore Road Fairy Lane  
Red Abbey Street Cumberland Street  
Rockboro Road Slee's (or Sley's) Lane  
Roman Street Several changes made PDF of changes
Rory Gallaher Place Paul's Square or Paul Street Plaza  
Rutland Street Bradshaw's Street  
Sawmill Street Warwick Street  
Seminary Road Water Lane  
Sharman Crawford Street Fitton Street  
Sheares’ Street Nile Street Fenn's Quay (West End)
Sober Lane (part of) Blackamoore's Lane
South Main Street Main or High Street  
South Mall Several changes made PDF of changes
South Terrace  Several changes made PDF of changes
Southern Road An entirely new road  
SS. Peter and Paul's Place An entirely new road  
St. Augustine’s Street Several changes made PDF of changes
St. Finn Barre's Road Brandy Lane  
St. Kevin's Street Three Hatchet Lane  
St. Patrick's Hill Several changes made PDF of changes
St. Patrick's Street Several changes made PDF of changes
St. Paul's Avenue Harpur's Lane  
St. Peter's Avenue Peter's Church Lane  
Stephen Street Blue Coat Street Blue Boy's (or Coat) Lane
Strawberry Hill Strawberry Lane  
Summer Hill South (N End) Well Lane  
Summer Hill South (S End) Roche's Road  
Sunday's Well Avenue Sunday's Well Lane  
Sunday's Well Road Sunday's Well Lane  
Terence MacSwiney Quay Albert Quay (East) Navigation Wall (part of)
Thomas Davis Bridge Wellington Bridge  
Thomas Davis Street York Street (West)  
Thomas Street Jones' Square  
Thomond Square O'Brien's Square  
Tobin Street Chatterton's or Charterhouse Lane Farrington's Lane
Tower Street Cat Lane  
Union Quay Union Island  
Union Quay (S End) Cotter's Quay  
Vincent's Avenue Murphy's Lane  
Walshe's Avenue Walshe's Lane  
Wandesford Quay Clarke's Quay Clarke's Marsh
Wandesford Street Cobbler's Lane  
Washington Street Great Georges Street An entirely new road
Washington Street West Great Georges Street (West) An entirely new road
Watercourse Road Duke Street  
Wellington Avenue Barry's Walk Wellington Square Avenue
Wellington Road Several changes made PDF of changes
White Street Thomas' Street  
Winthrop Avenue Winthrop Lane  
Winthrop Street Plunkett Avenue Winthrop Street
Wolfe Tone Street Fair Lane  
Wood's Place  Mary Street
Wood's Street Wood's Lane  
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