FRED ZEPPLINS PARLIAMENT STREET IN CORK
Because this street is always clogged with traffic it is difficult to photograph it but this time there was little or no traffic but the rain was very heavy.
Only weeks before my visit Cork’s famous Rock Bar, Fred Zeppelins, reopened its doors on Parliament Street after 102 weeks. Fred Zeppelins, originally Jack Dins, is on a site that has had a pub for over 100 years. There is a bar downstairs with a powerful sound-system. Upstairs is one of Cork’s smallest live music venues Heavy Metal and Hard Rock bands.
Next door there is/was Foottappers, a traditional shoe repairs shop, but it never was in good condition to say the least and I could not when I first saw it, back in May 2011, determine if it is an active business or not … I suspected that it might have been back then. According to Google Foot Tappers is Temporarily closed.
Parliament Bridge was built in 1806 and it is described a single-arch limestone bridge, 1806; with cut limestone balustrade, fine voussoirs and modillion cornice; reconstructed and repaired, 1992. Span is a recorded 65’6”, with an overall width of 44′, having an 8′ path to either side.
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