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St. Patrick's Street


St Patrick's Street (Irish: Sráid Naomh Pádraig) is the main shopping street of the city of Cork in the south of Ireland. Since its redevelopment in 2004, it has twice won the award as Ireland's best shopping street.[1]

St Patrick's Street runs in a curve from Saint Patrick's Quay to Daunt Square, where it meets Grand Parade. The street obtains its curved shape due to its location over an arm of the River Lee.[2] It is home to a number of notable retail outlets such as Brown Thomas, Dunnes Stores, Debenhams (formerly known as Roches Stores), Marks & Spencer and Penneys.

A monument to Fr. Theobald Matthew, the Apostle of Temperance, stands at the northern end of the street facing St. Patrick's Bridge over the River Lee.

The street dates from the late 18th Century as the city expanded beyond the walls of the ancient city which was centered on North & South Main Street. During the 1780s many of the streets that now form the city centre of Cork were formed by the spanning of the river channels between the islands of the Lee.

Patrick Street is affectionatly known to Corkonians as "Pana".

Parts of Patrick Street were extensively damaged during the Irish War of Independence in an event known as the "Burning of Cork".


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Template:Cork City Coordinates: 51°53′55″N 8°28′20″W / 51.89861°N 8.47222°W / 51.89861; -8.47222

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