St. Patricks Street dates back to the 18th century when Cork expanded beyond the walls of the ancient city. In 1920, parts of St. Patricks Street were extensively damaged due to an incident known as “The Burning of Cork” that occurred during the War of Independence.
Today, St. Patricks Street is now the main shopping street in the centre of Cork City, and runs from Daunt Square on Grande Parade to St. Patrick’s Bridge over The River Lee.
St. Patricks Street is home to a number of retail and department stores, such as the incredibly luxurious Brown Thomas, Debenhams, Marks & Spenser’s, Dunnes Stores and adjoins the magnificent Opera Lane. Along St. Patricks Street are a number of small lanes and side streets that provide endless choices of Restaurants, bars and Café’s. Opera Lane is Corks most popular retail street and is the best place to purchase and experience high street fashion.
If you enjoy a shopping spree or require retail therapy, then St. Patricks Street is the place for you.