Princes Street
Seventeenth century maps of Cork city show us a Cork submerged - with marshes between present day Patrick’s Street and the South Mall. Imagine pulling your boat up to Penneys!

Princes Street at this time was divided by marsh - the Northern half being called Meeting House Lane, and the Southern half Playhouse Lane - a nod to a popular theatre that once stood at the Exchange Buildings.

With the creation of the English Market in the late 18th century, Princes Street became a hive of activity, laying the foundation for a foodie paradise that still stands today.

Today, Princes Street features businesses both old and new - from Clancy’s which has stood since 1824, a Cork institution in Nash 19, and the latest additions to the street with Burnt Pizza and Kings Cork. Yep