Ode to Cork Harbour

 

Cork Harbour Through Time (2014, Co-Written by Kieran McCarthy)

How do you capture a harbour in all its beauty? Being the second largest natural harbour in the world brings a focus and energy that Cork Harbour has always been open to. The ebb and flow of the tide through the ages has carved a unique landscape of cliffs, sand and gravel beaches that expose an underlining geology of limestone and sandstone. Invigorating this landscape are multiple monuments from different ages, many of which the postcards in Kieran McCarthy and Dan Breen seek to capture.

Colourful villages provide different textures and cultural landscapes in a sort of cul-de-sac environment, with roads ending at harbours and car parks near coastal cliff faces and quaysides. The villages are scattered around the edges of the harbour, each with their own unique history, all connecting in someway to the greatness of this harbour. Walking along several junctures of fields, one can get the feeling you are at the ‘edge of memory’. There are the ruins of old structures that the tide erodes away. One gets the sense that a memory is about to get swept away by the sea, or that by walking in the footsteps trodden by photographers 100 years ago, one could get carried away by their curiosity. This new book tracks the space and historical context of 100 postcards in Cork Harbour, many of which were taken c. 1900–20.

Cork Harbour Through Time can be bought in many Cork bookshops.

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Aghada Pier

Ballinacurra from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Blackrock Castle from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Blackrock Castle from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Carrigtwohill Church of Ireland from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Cloyne Church of Ireland from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Cobh Park from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Crosshaven from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Douglas from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

East Ferry from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Fota House from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Fountainstown Beach from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Glanmire from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Graball Bay from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Little Island from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Midleton from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Mouth of Cork Harbour from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Myrtleville from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Passage West from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Roche's Point from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Rostellan from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Rostellan Dolmen from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Saleen Road from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Siddons Tower from Cork Harbour Through Time 2014

Spike Island from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

St Colman's Cathedral front entrance from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Tilkestin Holy Well from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014

Trabolgan Estate from Cork Harbour Through Time, 2014