These Old Photos Of Cork On Instagram will leave you Gobsmacked
I have an addiction for Old Photos of Cork City, moreso that when I edit my own Current Photos of Cork, I always try to add that vintage style to each image. An old photo style that makes the image look like it was shot on bad and out of date film. I just love the old Photo Style. I’m only new to the world of Instagram. You can see clearly by a lot of the photographs I publish through the Norries of Cork, they are mainly uploaded directly to our Facebook page (which you should follow). I’ve slowly become more accustomed to how much I have been missing by not using this app. Other than posting photographs from around the Homeland, it’s great to actually have a dedicated outlet for one to see old Photos of Cork on Instagram. As much as I love Facebook, it’s become way too cluttered to actually find good photographs and videos of our native city. So ‘lo and behold’ I find the Old Photos Of Cork Page. A spectacle of some beautiful moments in our city’s History.
Cork City players Dave Barry & Pat Morley celebrate scoring again German giants Bayern Munich in 1991. The first round tie of the UEFA Cup ended 1-1 in a packed Musgrave Park on a September evening. City lost the return leg 2-0 in Munich unfortunately but certainly gave the Germans a scare on Leeside #OldPhotosOfCork #CorkCityFC #BayernMunich #UEFA
The Old Photos of Cork operates on facebook also, but I find it a whole lot easier to post Instagram images than Facebook images, especially as they’re a group and privacy settings for images and posts are set to Group Members only. Check out their group page here and please enjoy the images attached below.
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A brilliant but sad photo of the offices of the Suttons Coal Company burning down in 1963 on the South Mall. The entire Victorian structure was destroyed and replaced with a fairly dull and grey office block in the late 1960’s which is still there today. #OldPhotosOfCork #CorkCity #SuttonsCoal #SouthMall
The final photo of the most famous ship in the world, RMS Titanic. Taken off Roches Point by Jesuit priest Francis Brown April 12th 1912. Famously Fr Brown had the opportunity to sail on to New York after befriending a wealthy family but a telegraph from his Jesuit superior stating “Get off that ship immediately” put an end to his adventure and probably saved his life. #OldPhotosOfCork #Titanic #RochesPoint #FrBrown
Legendary Cork road bowler Mick Barry lofts a bowl in Dublin Hill 1985. The winner of 13 All Ireland bowling titles he worked as head gardener in @universitycollegecork for nearly 50 years, was honoured with a Master of Arts degree, had a road in the city named after him and most famously was known as the first man to loft a 16 ounce bowl over the 90ft high Chetwynd Viaduct outside the city in 1955. He died in 2014 aged 95 years young. #OldPhotosOfCork #MickBarry #RoadBowling #ChetwyndViaduct