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Blackpool, Cork

Blackpool (Irish: An Linn Dubh) is a suburb of Cork city in County Cork, Ireland. It is situated in the north of the city, on the N20 road to Mallow.

Contents

  • Social History 1
  • Sport 2
  • Bordering suburbs 3
  • See also 4

Social History

Blackpool had a concentration of industries such as tanning, bacon curing, brewing and distilling. As well as being a suburb, Blackpool is regarded by some as a now faded commercial and social centre of working class districts on the northside of Cork City. A vibrant working class community developed, its identity reinforced by the area's association with icons such as Taoiseach (Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland) and hurler Jack Lynch, Christy Ring (commonly regarded as the greatest hurler of all time) and footballer Charlie Hurley.

Blackpool was a vibrant, close community and many of the people depended on the industrial employment offered by companies such as Gouldings, Harringtons,Dennys, Sunbeam,Irish Distillers, Murphy's Brewery. There are so many clubs associated with Blackpool which flourished over the years including the Harriers,St Finbarr's Pipe Band, Glen Boxing Club and, the most famous, the Glen Rovers hurling club.

Blackpool's Roman Catholic parish church, the Church of the Annunciation, was designed by noted stone carver Seamus Murphy RHA who worked in the locality. The building of this church, completed in 1945 to replace the earlier St Nicholas Church, was funded by the Dwyer family who owned the nearby Sunbeam textile complex, and their staff with weekly collections. This led to the nickname Billy Dwyer's Fire escape.

Sport

Bordering suburbs

See also


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