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Historic Jewish Quarter

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Address: Hibernian Buildings, Cork, Ireland

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Interesting if you have an interest in Jewish history

The Albert Road area around the docks in Cork became a Jewish quarter from the end of the 19th century. Whilst there were some Jews in Cork from the mid 18th century, a big... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

There's not much to the Jewish quarter: the Hibernian Buildings, 'Shalom' Park and the Synagogue (you need to arrange entry in advance (we didn't visit). The Jewish history of Cork is interesting to read about, but there are not too many artifacts left.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

It was an unexpected surprise to learn of the Jewish quarter. Ireland has generally had a positive history with respect to its Jewish population. It was nice to see the quarter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

The Albert Road area around the docks in Cork became a Jewish quarter from the end of the 19th century. Whilst there were some Jews in Cork from the mid 18th century, a big influx of Jews from the Vilna & Kovno areas of Lithuania arrived from the 1880s onwards. These folk were fleeing Russian pogroms and settled in the... More 

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