|Tom and Rob looking for dinner in Cork|
CRAZY, TIGHT DOWNHILL STREET- After leaving the really fascinating Cork City Gaol (Jail), the only way into downtown Cork (which ran west to east along the River Lee) was to drive down (and on the LEFT side of the street) a crazy, tight, winding, downhill street, that had cars parked along either side. Of course the street wasn't really wide enough for cars going up and down it, but they were supposed to! We made it though, and our anti-antiperspirant was working overtime.
|The River Lee from our Hotel in Cork|
|Downtown Cork City|
RIVER LEE HOTEL - One of the best things in Cork, aside from the cool Cork City Gaol was the hotel we stayed in. It was called the River Lee Hotel, and overlooked the River Lee! The room was beautiful and clean, and it was a nice, quiet hotel. If you go to Cork, stay there (and thank Anne Marie Clarke of Across the Pond Travel for finding it).
|Cork City buildngs along the River Lee|
|Eating our sandwiches on the bridge|
MAKING THE BEST OF IT - So, we opted for our famous "buy a sandwich in a market or pharmacy" trick. The downtown was basically devoid of people, and those that were out walking were smoking like fiends. Many businesses were closed or storefronts were vacant, and there was little activity. Cork did not leave a good impression upon us. So we walked back to the hotel and sat outside on a nearby bridge to eat dinner.
|We are so "Dunne" with Cork City!|
NEXT: THE ROCK OF CASHEL!