Generations of Cork folk worked there.
Now a new mural offers a little tribute to Thompson’s Bakery, which was a busy hub on MacCurtain Street for more than a century.
Founded in 1826, the bakery churned out thousands of cakes, puddings and other sweet treats until the 1980s.
Located right in the centre of Cork’s cool VQ, the handsome red sandstone building has been carefully refurbished to house a number of businesses, including the Thompsons Restaurant and Microbrewery, which sits on the exact same premises.
The new mural, which can be seen to the left of the Mother Jones Flea Market building on York Street, just off MacCurtain Street, was created by West Cork-based illustrator Sam Hadley and depicts a Thompson’s worker wearing a traditional apron and hat and holding a freshly baked loaf of bread.
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“How beautiful is our building with the new addition of Thompsons mural?” posted their neighbours, Curiosity Cove at Mother Jones.
The restaurant preserved many artefacts from the famous bakery inside, including the original steel tiled floor, which has witnessed all the action from the day the business was opened in 1826.