St Patrick Street

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Charlie B
Edinburgh, UK658 contributions
This is the main street of Cork city and has many of the large stores as well a a number of smaller stores (mainly chains rather than uniquely Irish). It is still enjoyable to wander down one side, cross over the road and walk down the other side. - good broad pavements help to make this easy and stress-free.
Written January 1, 2020
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corkdave
Cork, Ireland314 contributions
Couples
Patrick Street or PANA as it is called by locals was the premier shopping street in the county before the days of the shopping mall attracted people to stay out of town and shop instead at huge commercial basilicas in suburbia. But the high street shops have remained, and they attract people to stay and enjoy the atmosphere. In recent years the footpaths have widened, and angular street lighting has been put up which symbolises the cranes of our port area. Solid stone seating is everywhere, allowing visitors to the city to indulge in people watching. Musicians will woo your coins. Street food stalls pop up on weekends, sending exotic smells across the asphalt. Patrick Street looks stunning when the sun shines. It is built over a channel of the River Lee, which gives it its graceful curved shape, ending at Patricks Bridge. which is itself famed in song. The street has only two statues, one by sculptor John Foley of Father Theobald Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance, the other of an un-named newspaper seller or "Echo Boy" as locals call him, sculpted by Barry Moloney. Although there are several lovely cafes (and fast food outlets) there is only one pub, Le Chateau, but this venerable establishment makes excellent use of the wide footpath laid in attractive smooth cobbles. Overall, Patrick street is a place to sit and enjoy the busy shoppers go by.
Written February 15, 2013
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OctavioAguilar
Mexico City, Mexico3,703 contributions
Solo
There is all options of stores, from small and boutiques to departamental stores from a lot of chains.

Plenty options of restaurants, bars, and sweet options.

If you need something you have to find it here.
Written January 6, 2013
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Eoin Mac
Cork, Ireland10 contributions
St Patrick Street needs less cars and more restaurants and cafes. People parking at crossings, on footpaths and everywhere really ruins the experience. Some great businesses off the main street but not very attractive at the moment.
Written July 20, 2020
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Gobnait o lunacy
Dublin, Ireland36 contributions
Friends
Hideous looking street lighting that looks like it came out of the bargain bin at Lidl and cheap paving slabs that are horrendously slippy when wet.
A handful of nice buildings, the ones that aren't defaced by modern additions or lying derelict or closed.
Some local businesses worth supporting that haven't been killed off by City Hall rates that is.
Written November 26, 2019
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Judith38Cork_Ireland
Cork, Ireland131 contributions
Family
St Patrick St is usually called "Patrick St" or "Pana" by Cork natives and is the main artery of Cork city. It is lined by many shops including Debenhams (formerly Roches stores), Marks & Spencer, Brown Thomas, Penneys etc.

Cork city centre is wonderful for shopping because the main shopping areas are directly adjacent to each other including Patrick St and the award winning Oliver Plunkett St as well as the many other streets which run between them or run off them into such parts of the city centre as the Huguenot area etc.

Apart from shopping, Patrick St has a lot of history associated with it. It is the location of the Victoria hotel. Although many know that Thurles hosted the first meeting of the newly established GAA, not everyone realises that the second meeting was held in the Victoria Hotel on Patrick St in Cork city.

Other famous people who stayed in the same hotel include Charles Stuart Parnell (who gave a speech from there); James Joyce (who mentioned it in one of his novels); Michael Collins, the Irish hero and also Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister.

Geographically speaking, Patrick St was once a waterway and became a road which follows the natural route where the water once flowed.

An imposing statue of the Capuchin named Fr Matthew, stands on Patrick St, across from St Patrick's Bridge. He established an organisation which promoted a teetotal lifestyle and is remembered today for the good that he did.
Written June 10, 2017
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Greybeard
County Cork, Ireland10 contributions
Solo
Pana as it's known to the locals has lost a lot of its character since the invasion of the large British dept. stores during the height of the Celtic Tiger. After being redesigned by Spanish urban architect Beth Gali, it certainly has a unique look and the broad boulevards are amenable to shoppers, buskers and browsers but for a better taste of Cork go to Oliver Plunkett St. which is still dominated by small family businesses for shopping or up around the Hugenot Quarter for dining.
Written February 15, 2017
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BeingJamie
Watford, UK7 contributions
Couples
Patrick Street curves through the centre of Cork City, and it's easy to find anything you're likely to need on or near to Patrick Street.
Written March 10, 2013
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Richard D
London, UK149 contributions
Business
A wide curving street of shops and restaurants that stretches from one arm of the River Lee to the other. There are several pedestrianised side streets of shops - some very original and uniquely Irish - which lead to the other main shopping street, Oliver Plunkett Street.
Written February 10, 2013
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13Vivi13
Cork, Ireland23 contributions
Friends
Has several department stores offering cheap clothes and shoes, several cafes, restaurants, pharmacies, banks, bookstores...if you are spending just a few days in town don't miss Oliver Plunket Street, they have old style sweet and cook shops.
Written January 23, 2013
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