John Redmond Street (formerly Mulgrave Road)

 John Redmond Street
John Redmond Street
(Steps on right lead to the Firkin Crane)

 

 John Redmond‌In the late 1830s, Mulgrave Street was developed to provide more direct access between‌ the Butter Exchange and the docks on the east side of St Patrick's Bridge. The project was financed by Cork butter merchants and named after the Earl of Mulgrave, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. In 1902 Mulgrave Street was renamed in honour of the Irish Nationalist politician John Redmond (pictured left).

 

 

 

                                      John Redmond street‌‌
Click on map to enlarge the above detail from Guy's map of Cork, 1893, showing direct access — through Mulgrave Street (now John Redmond Street) — between the Butter Exchange and the St Patrick's Bridge area on right of map.

 

Sources

Peter Foynes, Walking Shandon: A guide to Cork's historic heart. Cork Butter Museum, 2007, p. 7
        

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