South Mall, Cork
|An Meall Theas|
South Mall looking East
|Grand Parade, Parnell Place|
South Mall (Irish: An Meall Theas), 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.
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. 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.
Together with commercial developments elsewhere in the city, 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', and a planned hotel.
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