Map of Cork in 1600
This is the Pacata Hibernia map of Cork. It dates from in and around 1630. It shows the city of Cork in and around 1600. At this stage Cork was a fortified city, and still strongly lived up to its name in Irish “Corcaigh” or Marshy place. It had been founded several centuries earlier, as a monastic settlement by St. Finbarr, the city’s patron saint.
Most of the buildings shown no longer exist, save for a few notable exceptions. Blackrock Castle, shown in the bottom right corner, which is now an observatory. There is also still a (deconsecrated) church on the sight of St. Peters, which is now a tourist office and museam. The present building was constructed around 1790.
Fun fact: Most of the worlds Viagra is produced in Cork (the county, not the city).