EVERY TIME I VISIT CORK IT RAINS
I had planned to visit and photograph Custom House Quay after visiting Kennedy Quay but when I arrived at Kennedy Quay I had to shelter under some industrial equipment for about an hour because of an extreme thunder storm.
During its 400 year history, Kennedy Quay and its associated docklands have been the seat of commerce and trade for the City of Cork however the area has been in decline for many years.
Kennedy Quay still operates commercially and has a number of interesting features including a number of old buildings but there has been a lot of demolition work in the area since I first visited about twelve or thirteen years ago.
Last month Cork developer Brian O’Callaghan announced that a major development in the docklands area will include offices, apartments, healthcare facilities and retail outlets. The plans include the repurposing of the iconic red-brick Odlums building on Kennedy Quay, dating to the 1890s and extended in the 1930s.