South Mall, Cork

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South Mall
An Meall Theas
South Mall Cork City.jpg
South Mall looking East
Location Cork, Ireland
Grand Parade, Parnell Place

South Mall (Irish: An Meall Theas),[1] is one of the main streets of Cork city, Ireland. It runs from Grand Parade in the west to Parnell Place in the east. Like Grand Parade and St. Patrick's Street, it is built over what was once a channel of the River Lee.[2][3]


South Mall c.1871-1883

Traditionally, the street is one of the main centres of banking and financial services in the area,[4] and also home to a number of legal offices and solicitors.[5]

Among the notable buildings on the street is the branch of AIB. This started on its current site as Provincial Bank in 1825, while the current building was constructed between 1863 and 1865.[6] As the street was once a channel of the river, some original 18th century buildings retain evidence of street-level boat houses, while others are built with bricks that were once used as ballast in visiting vessels.[3]


Together with commercial developments elsewhere in the city,[7] as of the early 21st century, there have been a number of developments on the South Mall. These include the opening of a shared office-space provider, 'Republic of Work',[8] and a planned hotel.[9]


  1. ^ "An Meal Theas / South Mall". Irish Placenames Database. Placenames Commission. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Cork City's Business Hub". Cork Independent. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "1770c – No. 74 South Mall, Cork". Architecture of Cork City. Archiseek. 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Grand Parade and South Mall". Cork Past and Present. Cork City Library. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Filming Locations > The South Mall". Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "THE SOUTH MALL CORK CITY". Cork Guide. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Time to tap into the potential of Cork's Docklands". Evening Echo. 12 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "New business opens in Cork city". RTÉ. 11 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "Planning is granted for new city centre Maldron hotel on the South Mall". Evening Echo. 4 May 2017. 

Coordinates: 51°53′50″N 8°28′11″W / 51.8971°N 8.4697°W / 51.8971; -8.4697