Walkin Street

Paddy Neary Walkin Street was a very important thoroughfare before the Ormonde/ Callan road was built in 1817. Although narrow, it was the main entrance to the city from the Cork/ Callan direction. The earliest mention of the street is 1302, when a grant of a stone house to William Outlaw, (son of the famous […]

Prince & Dooley of Walkin Street

Paddy Neary Thomas Prince lived in a thatched cottage directly opposite the present day Parnell Street. He made his living as a gingerbread maker. The family were Protestant, but during the Croppy Year, as 1798 was known, the Prince family were noted for their conduct and kindness to the Catholics in the neighbourhood. General Ashgall […]

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