Other cities and towns will almost certainly follow in our footsteps.
Princes Street, already one of Cork’s most enticing hubs for drinks and dining, have proven that they are more than prepared for the reopening of outdoor hospitality on June 7th.
The street, which is home to the likes of Ristorante Rossini, Quinlans, Clancys, Oak Fire Pizza and Nash 19, has installed permanent poles to support giant colourful umbrellas that should keep diners shielded from the inevitable summer rains.
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There are well over a dozen enormous parasols, provided by Acme Blinds, and we expect that they’ll be a serious staple of Instagram posts in the months to come.
Claire Nash, of Nash 19, told Newstalk that the businesses have been asking for the umbrellas for a year and a half. Now that they’re in place, it’s clear they made a very good call.
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Additionally, 17 streets have been pedestrianised in order to facilitate outdoor dining in this strange time.