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It’d bring a tear to a glass eye.

Cork’s streets are looking as sharp and modern as any other European city these days, but many of the elegant buildings, plazas and bridges that give it its charm haven’t actually changed much at all in the past 100 years or so.

The Instagram account Old Photos of Cork has been collecting gorgeous images of the city in days gone by.

Here are 12 of our favourites to transport you back to a simpler time when you could ice skate on The Lough and buy holly and ivy from a shawlie near the fountain.


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