THE TEMPLE INN PUB IN BALLINTEMPLE VILLAGE BLACKROCK ROAD CORK
I had to walk back to Cork City Centre from Blackrock as the bus due at 11:09AM failed to turn up and the next one would not arrive (if ever) for an hour. I should mention that my information was supplied by two people standing at the stop.
Just as I arrived in the Village of Ballintemple I saw two buses which surprised me as no bus had passed me as I walked along Blackrock Road.
The Blackrock Road runs through the heart of the village which has a post office, some small shops, and two public houses – The Venue and The Temple Inn (known locally as Longboats).
Ballintemple is a suburb of Cork city, Ireland. The village is situated on the east side of the city with its limits extending to the River Lee and the village of Blackrock further to the east. Originally, Ballintemple was a separate village but today it has been enclosed by the city.
George Boole, the mathematician and inventor of Boolean algebra, lived in Ballintemple during the nineteenth century whilst professor at University College Cork. He died in December 1864, after catching pneumonia as the result of a rain storm whilst walking the four miles between his house and the university to give a lecture.