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“Good shopping street.”
Review of St Patrick Street

St Patrick Street
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Cork Audio Tour
Ranked #12 of 150 things to do in Cork
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Calgary, Alberta
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good shopping street.”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The street is good, but nothing compared to Grafton and Henry streets in Dublin. If you're going to Cork, you have to see this... but I wasn't blown away by it.

Visited February 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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“A fantastic place to hang out”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

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.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A grand curve”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

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.

Visited February 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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“Several options for those looking for cheap prices!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

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.

Visited January 2013
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Galway, Ireland
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“All in once place”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

You will find most of your shopping here.. lovely and feel very safe in walking at night also by following the lights.

Visited January 2013
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