Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City

Address:John Redmond Street

The newly refurbished Maldron Hotel Cork is situated in the shadow of the famous Shandon Bells and is 3 minutes walk from Patrick’s Street, Cork’s vibrant main thoroughfare. This modern hotel combines its rich heritage with all the conveniences expected by today’s corporate and leisure guests. However in 1720 it was known as something completely different, The North Infirmary Hospital, the first general hospital to be opened in Cork.

At precisely 4.46pm on the 26th November 1987 when the North Infirmary closed, the butter Exchange Band and Shandon Bells played a duet of “Auld Lang Syne”. Two thousand people, each with a lighting candle looked on as the lights were slowly switched off from the top floor down. This was a very emotional moment in the life of Cork City.

Catherine Murphy will give a talk on the history of the North Infirmary at 12.30pm. Booking essential. Click here to book tickets Talk on the North Infirmary with Catherine Murphy