A walk on the sunny side. Mayfield - Dillon's Cross - Collins Barracks - Bell's Field - Patrick's Hill - Wellington Rd - St Luke's - Middle Glanmire Road - Mayfield

Cork City walk on the sunny side

Yesterday (Wednesday 25/11/2020), while our new ESB meter was being installed - one of a million around the country I'm told - I walked from Mayfield, past the Cotton Ball, down through Dillon's Cross, all the while on the Old Youghal Rd, past Collin's Barracks, down to a place called Bells Field (with views over the northside), then down through Patrick's Hill, before turning left and walking along Wellington Road to St Luke's and its toll booth, then up the Middle Glanmire Rd, past the Montenotte and Cope and back to Mayfield and a sunny Springfield Estate.

My local brewery!

Hot Chicken tonight, Old Youghal Road


Approaching Dillon's Cross, with Mt Brosna on the heights to the west


Looking down Military Hill (from the old gate of army barracks). The Cameo Cinema (where the Cork
Film Festival once found temporary refuge) once stood on the corner to the left.


This ventilation shaft (from the railway tunnel) is in Bellevue, near Collins Barracks.



The modern entrance to Collins Barracks

Looking down to the west on Old Youghal Rd
from Collins Barracks.

Still on Old Youghal Rd,
approaching Bell's Field

North Cathedral, with church in Gurranabraher on the hill

North Cathedral, Shandon and, in the distance, the County Hall, from Bell's Field

Shandon tower.
Shandon



The Maldron Hotel



Shandon, County Hall (distant) and Maldron

The circular Firkin Crane, also from Bell's Field

The Maldron, with North Main St car park behind

More pints! Murphy's Brewery, also the home of Beamish and Heineken

North Cathedral from Old Youghal Road
View from Bell's Field

The North Mon, old and new, from Bell's Field
St Finn Barr's

St Francis



Patrick Street, from Patrick's Hill

Patrick Street, from Patrick's Hill

Patrick Street, from Patrick's Hill

Patrick Street, from Patrick's Hill

Patrick Street, from Patrick's Hill

Patrick Street, from Patrick's Hill

Patrick's Hill

A new hotel taking shape at bottom of York St

This old Thompson's bakery stack
now stands over a restaurant of
the same name.
Scoil Mhuire, Wellington Rd





Wellington Rd

Wellington Rd





O'Keeffe's, St Lukes. Terrific food shop

St Luke's

Henchy's, St Luke's

Accomodation, near St Luke's

New housing, with a view, behind the Arbutus


Henchy's, St Luke's

Toll Booth, St Luke's


The former Marymount buildings


Work continues in the former Michelin starred Arbutus



St Luke's

Hotel Montenotte





Gate lodge on Middle Glanmire Road (Mayfield end)

Tracton Park at Mayfield end of Middle Glanmire Road, dates from c. 1970



Ennismore folk can't go to the seaside due to Covid restrictions but the gulls come to visit!



Mayfield's Church of Our Lady Crowned

Cope Foundation

The Cotton Ball pub (1874)


Home, sweet home, after that longish walk!

Added 28.11.2020 (not a sunny day!)

Near Dillon's Cross


The National Tavern at Dillon's Cross,
converted to accommodation.
The post-Covid future for some Irish pubs?


Another of the four original ventilation shafts on the Cork railway tunnel.
This is in the Glen, close to St Brendan's Church (spire in background).

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