J. O’DONOVAN AND SONS LTD FEATURING SOME STREET ART OR THE SHAMROCK ON BACK STREET IN PASSAGE WEST
Initially I could not determine if this was a shop or a pub so I went inside.
Detached gable-fronted single-bay three-storey former house, built c.1890, having timber and render shopfront to front (north-west) and open fronted lean-to canopy addition to rear (south-east). Currently in use as shop.
Set on a prominent island site in the centre of the town, at a road junction, this eye-catching building makes a significant contribution to the urban fabric. The delightful render embellishments add greatly to its character and charm. Possibly incorporating fabric of an earlier building, it would appear from map evidence to have originally been part of a terrace.
Passage West (locally known as “Passage”)is a port town in County Cork, Ireland, situated on the west bank of Cork Harbour, some 10 km south-east of Cork city. The town has many services, amenities and social outlets. Passage West was designated a conservation area in the 2003 Cork County Development Plan.
The buildings in the town centre are mainly late 18th and early 19th century, while the architecture of nearby Glenbrook and Monkstown is mainly from the later Victorian period. In 1690, at the time of the landing of the Duke of Marlborough with his army to lay siege to Cork, Passage was described as an insignificant fishing village.