Cork City Hall, Cork
Constructed in 1936, the present structure stands as a replacement to the previous City Hall that was destroyed in the fire of 1920. The fire was set by the British troops, also known as The Burning of Cork, and was one of the key events of Ireland's struggle for independence.
The present structure, designed by architect Jones and Kelly, is made out of limestone and houses an elegant concert hall that has a capacity of seating up to 1,300 people. The foundation stone for this structure was laid on 9 July 1932 by Eamon de Valera and the cost of constructing the entire structure was borne by the British as a goodwill gesture.
Prominent in most architectural designs of the eighteenth century in Cork, The Cork City Hall is a typical Georgian style building. This simple yet elegantly designed building contributes to the list of structures in Cork that are of architectural brilliance. With its imposing presence and majestic look, this structure looks very impressive at nightfall and attracts visitors in large numbers.
Why You Should Visit:
Perhaps the most striking building in downtown Cork City.
Best seen from across the river, the building is frequently floodlit in different colors at night, which should give you some great photo opportunities.
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Cork City Hall on Map
Sight Location: Cork, Ireland (See walking tours in Cork)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Walking Tours in Cork, Ireland
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles