Oh, the memories.
If you mentioned a goat broke loose on the Grand Parade today, the youth would likely call the ISPCA.
To revellers of a certain vintage, however, The Goat is one of many bars of Cork’s past that hold plenty of nostalgic memories of great nights gone by.
Now a recently unearthed illustrated map of some more of the city’s best spots from years ago has us taking a little step back in time.
The poster, likely sponsored by Beamish and printed in the ’90s, features a flurry of famous watering holes and was sent to us by reader Amy McMullan, who discovered it when clearing out her parent’s home.
Starting out on the Model Farm Road there was the Village Tavern at The Tennis Village. Out in Killeens, the Sunset Ridge was the scene of many a sing-song down through the years before it closed after 40 years in business in 2011.
Down in Kinsale, there’s The Spinnaker, which appears on the map alongside Actons Hotel, the Hole in the Wall, and the 1601.
Back in the city centre and the map features a collection of famous names that nobody under 35 will recognise. These include the Thirsty Scholar, the Crazy Horse Saloon, and good old Fast Eddie’s on Tuckey Street, once a bastion of Tuesday night R&B in the Noughties.
Amy has four of the posters and is hoping to find them a good home in a city bar or restaurant where they can be enjoyed for years to come. If you know just the spot, send her a DM on Instagram.