I have heard it often, but I never once believed that Cork had an "Opera House" because the locals could not pronounce "theatre"! It will be very interesting to learn the history of this very impressive building. Over to you....
While we had preemptively added this to our "no longer standing
" album (knowing full well that the old Opera House
had burned in the 1950s), we hadn't spotted or known that there were such clear clues to the date of this image. Our diligent Flickroonies identifed a likely date (of 1883) from the poster adorning the front of the building. I might put on some "Grand Italian Opera" while I add this to the correct mapping location....
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Likely c. May 1883 (poster)
NLI Ref: L_CAB_02814
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons