SHANDON FOOTBRIDGE IN CORK

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SHANDON FOOTBRIDGE IN CORK CITY
This footbridge was opened in 2004. In the 18th Century there was a ferry across the River Lee here. The quay walls of cut limestone were installed in the 1820s "in as straight lines as the course of the river would permit" according to a sign by the bridge.
Shandon is a district in Cork city noted for The Bells of Shandon, a song celebrating the bells of the Church of St Anne written by Francis Sylvester Mahony under the pen name of "Father Prout".

Although not part of the original Hiberno-Norse settlement of Cork, it is one of the most historic districts of the city, avoiding the fires and floods experienced by the newer developments and older parts of the city.

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