Wellington Road, Cork

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1880s toll house at the eastern (St. Lukes) end of Wellington Road[1]

Wellington Road (Irish: Bóthar Wellington)[2] is a road on the north-side of Cork city. Wellington Road stretches over a kilometre from St. Patricks Place (off St. Patricks Hill), to St. Lukes Cross at the eastern end of the road.

Historically Wellington Road was a relatively affluent residential area with some large houses. At the eastern end of the street, some of the houses were associated with the nearby Victoria Barracks.[3] In the mid 20th century, many of the area's houses were sub-divided into offices or flats - a process that was somewhat reversed by the late 20th century.[citation needed]

There are a number of housing terraces on Wellington Road, including St. Patricks Terrace, Sydney Place, Mountpellier Place, and Wellesley Terrace.[4]

96FM Broadcasting House (former Christian Brothers College building)

Cork's 96FM is located at St. Patricks Place at the western end of the road.[5] It is also home to an Eir telephone exchange, a hostel, several bed and breakfasts, and a primary school.[6][7]

Wellington Road lies in the Mayfield Garda Station policing catchment,[citation needed] and spans the St. Patrick's A, B, and C wards in the Cork North-Central constituency.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toll House, St Luke's Cross, Cork, Cork City". Buildings of Ireland. National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Bóthar Wellington / Wellington Road". Irish Placenames Database. Placenames Commission. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  3. ^ "150-year-old period home in Wellington Road, Cork, has been expertly renovated". Irish Examiner. 16 July 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2018. Many other addresses [..] clustered around Cork City’s army barracks [..such as..] Wellesley Terrace [..which was..] constructed for military personnel and its six, three/four-storey houses built in 1870s were named in honour of the Duke of Wellington
  4. ^ "Wellesley Terrace, Wellington Road, Cork, Cork City". Buildings of Ireland. National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Corks 96FM, Broadcasting House, Wellington Road". victorianquarter.ie. The Victorian Quarter. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Sheila's Hostel". victorianquarter.ie. The Victorian Quarter. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Scoil Mhuire JS - Our Contact Details". scoilmhuirejs.com. Scoil Mhuire Junior School. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  8. ^ "S.I. No. 246/1970 - County Borough of Cork (Wards) Regulations, 1970". irishstatutebook.ie. Government of Ireland. 1970. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017". irishstatutebook.ie. Government of Ireland. 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2018.

Coordinates: 51°54′09″N 8°27′50″W / 51.9026°N 8.4638°W / 51.9026; -8.4638