EVERGREEN STREET – EVERGREEN ROAD TURNER’S CROSS AREA OF CORK CITY
It was misty and lighting was dull so the area looked somewhat dull and bleak when I visited
Rocque’s map of Cork of 1759 is the first to show significant housing in the Turners Cross area in the areas that are now Evergreen Street (then Maypole Lane) and Quaker Road (then Graveyard Lane). Previous maps of Cork in 1690 and 1726 show only occasional houses associated with what were then farms on the southern edge of the city. The oldest housing still existing in Turners Cross now dates from the mid 19th century.