Easter Sunday in Cork: Empty streets make for an eerily quiet bank holiday in the city

Easter Sunday in Cork: Empty streets make for an eerily quiet bank holiday in the city
A near deserted Oliver Plunkett street, Cork on Easter Saturday during the Covid-19 pandemic.Picture: Eddie O'Hare

We are into week three of further restrictions announced by the government in a bid to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Non-essential businesses in Cork city have shut their doors, there are very few vehicles on the streets, rush hour is no longer in existence and the usual hustle and bustle which makes the city come to life at the weekend is no more.

Easter Sunday was no exception as the streets of Cork city were undoubtedly quiet in what is the new normal.

Businesses lining Oliver Plunkett Street and its adjoining streets which usually close their doors for the bank holiday weekend are now closed for the duration of the Covid-19 related restrictions and are showing support and solidarity by sporting the ‘#LoveCork stay safe, stay strong’ message on shop fronts.

A quiet St Finn Barre’s Cathedral which usually sees people gathering to celebrate Easter Sunday mass is now streaming its sermons on its YouTube page.

Once-bustling streets of the city centre filled with people visiting loved ones over the Easter weekend, or going for a walk with the family are now empty.

Roads once full with vehicles as people take a trip away for the weekend are now quiet.

Here are some photos of a different Cork city to the one that we know.

Bus stop on St Patrick's Street. Photo credit: Breda Graham
Bus stop on St Patrick's Street. Photo credit: Breda Graham

An empty Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork city centre. Photo credit: Breda Graham

An empty Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork city centre. Photo credit: Breda Graham
An empty Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork city centre. Photo credit: Breda Graham

An empty Opera Lane in Cork city centre. Photo Credit: Breda Graham

A near deserted St Patricks street, Cork on Easter Saturday during the Covid-19 pandemic.Picture: Eddie O'Hare
A near deserted St Patricks street, Cork on Easter Saturday during the Covid-19 pandemic.Picture: Eddie O'Hare

A near deserted St Patricks street, Cork on Easter Saturday during the Covid-19 pandemic.Picture: Eddie O'HareSt Finn Barre's Cathedral. Photo credit: Breda Graham.Signs on Cork business premises in Oliver Plunkett street, Cork Picture: Eddie O'HareBishop Lucey Park on Grand Parade. Photo credit: Breda GrahamAn empty Cook Street in Cork city centre. Photo credit: Breda GrahamBusinesses on Carey's Lane have shut. Photo credit: Breda Graham.A near deserted Grand Parade, Cork on Easter Saturday during the Covid-19 pandemic.Picture: Eddie O'HareFinn's Corner in Cork city centre. Photo credit: Breda Graham.Sign on a business at Oliver Plunkett street, Cork on Easter Saturday during the Covid-19 pandemic.Picture: Eddie O'HareA near deserted St Patricks street, Cork on Easter Saturday during the Covid-19 pandemic.Picture: Eddie O'Hare

A near deserted St Patricks street, Cork on Easter Saturday during the Covid-19 pandemic.Picture: Eddie O'Hare
A near deserted St Patricks street, Cork on Easter Saturday during the Covid-19 pandemic.Picture: Eddie O'Hare

St Finn Barre's Cathedral. Photo credit: Breda Graham.Signs on Cork business premises in Oliver Plunkett street, Cork Picture: Eddie O'HareBishop Lucey Park on Grand Parade. Photo credit: Breda GrahamAn empty Cook Street in Cork city centre. Photo credit: Breda GrahamBusinesses on Carey's Lane have shut. Photo credit: Breda Graham.A near deserted Grand Parade, Cork on Easter Saturday during the Covid-19 pandemic.Picture: Eddie O'HareFinn's Corner in Cork city centre. Photo credit: Breda Graham.Sign on a business at Oliver Plunkett street, Cork on Easter Saturday during the Covid-19 pandemic.Picture: Eddie O'HareA near deserted St Patricks street, Cork on Easter Saturday during the Covid-19 pandemic.Picture: Eddie O'HareSt Finn Barre's Cathedral. Photo credit: Breda Graham.

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