This page is a quick guide to Rory related sites in Ireland. Included are the Rory sites to see and whatever information I have to share. I have included links to Ireland travel websites and a link to The National Weather Service's webpage. If anybody has useful information that I can add for travelers, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
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Michael McCarthy's great walking tour map
of Rory related spots in Cork City
Cork Tour Map
passed along this link to the excellent Cork City Council
Official street map. It includes a searchable street index.
Cork City Council Official Street Map
This is the shop that Rory bought THE Strat in. It is located on McCurtain Street. There was a plaque on the outside wall, but was removed because of a spelling error.
Thanks to Volkur Grupe for these pictures.
Below is the new plaque
Rory Gallagher Corner is located in the Temple Bar section of Dublin. It is located at the National Photographic Archive building at the NorthWest corner entrance to Meeting House Square.
Below are 2 pictures of the area and a close up of the sign.
Thanks to a 'Continental
passing on the information and
This Op sends along this information as well....
If you see this tackle shop....
you are VERY close!!!
A nice little shop with quality craft items is in the town center. The owner grew up in the same area as Rory and has linked RoryON!! to the shop's' webpage. You can also see some of their products online below.
The Bird Cage
Carolyn & Jerh Cotter
The Bird Cage, North Square,
Macroom, Co. Cork,
There is also a record shop called Gallagher's. A couple of Rory fans went in expecting to find Rory material. After being harassed, the shop owner did add some reissues and did sell them!
Cork Library on Grande Parade
by Angela Shaw
12/05/04 Angela Shaw sent this description to The Loop:
"Quite impressive. I expected to have to hunt for a miniscule plaque but there is a big arch way leading from the main library to the music room which has a sizeable Rory Gallagher signature logo on it, turn left into the little corridor and there is a display case with the 50th anniversary Strat signed by musicians who attended the Wembley 1996 shindig, I think, plus a couple of other display cases with articles and a presentation from IRMA (Irish Recorded Music Association) for selling in excess of 100,000 album in Ireland between 1996 and 2004."
Joachim Matz donates replica Strat to Library 06/08 click
Ballyshannon Webpage (click)
A nice webpage on the town where Rory was born. Hundred's of photos and some town history. The page also includes a section on the Rory Gallagher Festival held every June.
Jürgen Klein photos of Rory spots around Cork
Some excellent thumbnails of Rory sites around Cork. Click on the thumbnail for full size images
Current weather at Shannon Airport
This site gives current weather condition at the Shannon Airport from the US National Weather Service. Handy for planning what to jam into those suitcases. The site is great for checking your home or travel weather also.
|Sunset Ridge Hotel A moderately priced hotel just outside of Cork in Killeens, Blarney on the Main Cork/ Mallow Road (N20)
Phone 021-385271 owned by a HUGE Rory fan, Denis Cronin
|7, Ferncliffe B&B A very nice B&B owned by a very nice lady, Breeda Higgins
Bellevue Pk. St.Lukes, Cork City 021-0458963 1KM to City Centre
|Shandon Taxi Cabs 42 McCurtain Street 4502255
24 hour service getting you around Cork quickly
This is a useful utility to check the conversions rate from any currency to any other.
Be Our Guest
A terrific site to choose your accommodations. It has a search function that allows you to choose what you need for your stay, then identifies hotels within specific counties with those attributes. Pictures and details are given with each hotel.
Ireland resources - ireland
related news, books and regional resources.
Guide to Ireland
This a great site loaded with pictures and information. The site is searchable. It also gives suggested itineraries for specific areas. TONS of great information on accommodations , etc.!!!
Nice guide to nearly anything in the Cork area. Accommodations, entertainment, food, attractions, shopping, weather.....
Broken down by county. Basic info for each
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