EXAMPLES OF STREET ART – MARDYKE WALK [THE SECTION LEADING TO THE SHAKEY BRIDGE]-152505
Three years ago I phoned the Cork City Gaol Museum and was advised that there was no public transport serving the immediate area and as a result I spent a long time walking there and back. This week I was once again in the area but by accident discovered that near the museum there was a set of steps leading to Dalys Bridge which lead me the the Mardyke Walk an area well serviced by public transport.
The good news was that I found the Shakey Bridge which I failed to locate during previous visits to the city, I discovered some street art and I discovered a very interesting public park known as Fitzgerald Park.
Fitzgerald’s Park named after a previous Lord Mayor of Cork in 1901, Edward Fitzgerald, offers a quite retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, with its beautiful tree lined avenues, brimming flower beds and rose garden to its many statues and sculptures and the large central fountain, this 18 acre park is a wonderful treat. There are many sculptures in Fitzgerald’s Park one of the sculptures is of Michael Collins by Seamus Murphy. Dermot Gavin’s Sky Garden [located in the park] won a gold medal at prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in 2011. It was then transported to Cork City. It originally included a sky pod centrepiece hanging from a crane some 30 metres above the ground. But in its new home it will remain on the ground.
By infomatique on 2019-05-15 12:48:23