NEAR THE POPULAR SHAKY BRIDGE
I have visited this location many times and until now it has almost been impossible to photograph the ever changing artwork because of parked cars. Today I was lucky as there was only one car and it did not get in the way.
The laneway is but a section Ferry Walk, a reminder of the ferry crossing the River Lee prior to the construction of Daly’s ‘shaky’ Bridge in 1926. This is the only suspension bridge in Cork. West along the Mardyke Walk, is the Mardyke Arena, an indoor student sports centre owned by University College Cork. Beyond it, lies the famed Mardyke athletic grounds. On major sporting occasions, hundreds of spectators unable or unwilling to buy a ticket, would pack the stadium exterior, climb trees, and line nearby bridges and fields across the river.