It was once a fixture on St Patrick’s Street.
But a 120-year-old Fireman’s Rest hut is now installed in a smart new spot outside Cork City Fire Brigade’s headquarters on Anglesea Street after it was carefully restored.
Commissioned in early 1892 by Cork Corporation, the historic hut was once shared by both firemen and tram staff and sat near the Fr Mathew statue in the middle of town.
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The structure was removed two decades ago and sat unloved in a storage yard in Fitzgerald’s Park for years before Cork City Council made a plan to fix it up and retain it as an interesting feature.
With a fresh coat of paint and a new stone base, it’s now back in working order and you can stroll over to Anglesea Street for a look.