Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Yesterday On The Old Youghal Road. A Long City Walk

Monday On The Old Youghal Road 
A Long City Walk
City centre, from high up on Patrick's Hill. Bridge Street is in foreground, then Patrick's
Bridge and Patrick Street.
On Monday last, I started in Mayfield. The dome of the sky was blue. There were clouds all around the "rim", some white, some grey. I walked past the famous Cotton Ball, past the new undertakers, then the library (of which I make great use!),
past St Joseph's Church, past the Three Horse Shoes, the National Tavern, to Dillon's Cross. Here, water meters were being installed and a mobile phone camera was in use as the crew went about its work. I carried on up the road and spotted this metal "decoration" on a small house. It also had another one of a horse and ploughman and also a clock.


This little house, across the street from the "decorated" one, has a plaque that states this "scheme" was opened
here in 1995 by our Lord Mayor Tim Falvey. City manager was Jack Higgins and the builder was Richard Falvey.

Collins Barracks. There is a very interesting museum here, entrance behind the "pillar" on the left.
The main gate to the barracks is further along. The old Cameo cinema used to be just across the road.
Having passed the main entrance to the barracks, and the Pitch and Putt entrance at
the other side, I came to the sports grounds of Christian Brothers College. The motto
Certa Bonum Certamen (fight the good fight) is proudly
reproduced on both sides of the stand in the school colours.


On first sight, I thought this may have been a left-over election poster.
But, no, just a sign for a unisex hairdresser.
Parking is free here and you may walk downhill to work.
Uphill on the way back though! But, of course, you
could get the bus to Audley Place (below)
This attractive flower-bed is where the bus turns at Lansdowne Court

So now, I was on the green space between Audley Place and Richmond Hill with a fine view of the city.
Immediately ahead is the North Cathedral (above)

Still snapping away as a car load of gardai chatted with a crew installing water meters nearby.
The iconic Shandon tower is on the left
Murphy's Brewery in the foreground with the Maldron Hotel
(formerly the North Infirmary) in the background at right.

A closer view of the Maldron

The "pyramid" atop the brewery's Kiln Bar fills the foreground
with St Fin Barr's Cathedral in the background.

Walked down Richmond Hill then, past the new building for
the students of St Angela's, though this pic is taken as I made my
way back up St Patrick's Hill.

Another view up Patrick's Hill. Tough going.
But I made it, even if Lance Armstrong ducked out of it!

The North Mon, old and new, in centre of this shot from Audley Place.

Shandon, with its little green park, from Audley Place

St Finbarr's College, Farranferris, from the CBC grounds

Farranree's Church of the Resurrection above St Finbarr's

Farranree's Church of the Resurrection

On the way home! The sun still shining.
Indeed, by now the blue had increased its share of the sky.

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