Cork Heritage

It’s Heritage Week here in Cork. This is the time of the year when you start to realise that you don’t know your city very well!

Big E, Small T

Big E, Small T

This is a tiny neglected graffiti covered lane way in an old part of Cork. It was the Beverly hills of it’s day though as it was one of the first suburbs to be built outside the demolished city walls.

Samuel Pike was a 37 year old Quaker who had branched out into property development. There must have been a dispute between the stone masons and the stone cutters as the quality of the lettering on the sign is pretty appalling.

This morning I was blissfully unaware of all of this but thanks to the knowledge of Tom Spalding I am now even more informed about my city.


Running is going well.  The new shoes haven’t killed me yet.


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