Just what Cork needs.
Cork City Council is doubling down on its commitment to facilitating outdoor dining, with plans to improve the facilities on four further city streets.
Over a dozen large parasols were installed on Princes Street ahead of this week’s reopening, and it’s fair to say that the additions have gone down a storm.
According to the Irish Examiner, the city will be seeking contractors to provide and install similar umbrellas and awnings on Caroline Street, Union Quay, Pembroke Street and Beasley Street. The new amenities won’t be identical to those on Princes Street, with each street having its own unique awnings and parasols.
These improvements are part of a broader initiative to pedestrianise 17 Cork streets, a strategy which also includes improving the surfaces of the streets, and decorating them with art. Also this week, asphalt artwork is being put into place on Oliver Plunkett Street.
Cork city is getting better by the day, New asphalt artwork created by artist @FattiBurke in collaboration with @glucksman @corkcitycouncil on Oliver Plunkett st. #openroad @CBA_cork #corkcity pic.twitter.com/CXAGmYa8D1
— Eoin O'Sullivan (@Eoinmpos) June 10, 2021