It’s a familiar scene.
But a local poet is finding it tricky to track down the owner of a grainy photograph of the MV Innisfallen berthed at Penrose Quay in 1962.
Brendan Mulcahy would like to use the grainy black and white image of the ship, on which almost one million boarded to emigrate, on the cover of his new book of poetry, due to be published soon.
Despite his best efforts, so far, all efforts to locate the original photograph have turned up nothing.
Brendan is hoping a reader may be able to point him in the right direction or shed some light on the origins of the image, which is stamped with the name ‘Charles Lennon’.
“I am publishing a collection of poems later in the spring that touches on our family move from Cork in late 1959,” he told Yay Cork.
“This photograph has the Innisfallen (and also my grandmother’s house on Summerhill in the background) and I would very much like to use it on the cover.”
Brendan has already been in touch with local historians and has followed all available links online.
“It is credited to Corkcam.com, which seems to have stopped operating,” he said.
“The Irish Ferries Enthusiasts forum mentioned is inaccessible and Kieran McCarthy has told me the name ‘Charles Lennon’ throws up no leads.”
Do you know where the original photograph might be? If you have a likely lead you can email Brendan directly: [email protected]