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Woodford Bourne Warehouse
Cork City, Co. Cork
Hidden gem
Rainy days
Woodford Bourne & Co traded in Cork City for over 250 years. The warehouse was the hub of the companies bottling, storage and distribution operations supplying four shops in Cork and one in Limerick.

The building was constructed between 1873 and 1875 at a cost of £4,500. When completed in 1875 the building was considered one of the finest in the city and today continues to be a listed building. The building with its cut limestone frontage has thick floor and roof beams made from imported Canadian white pine to support the weight of the full casks of wine and spirits stored in the warehouse. On the ground floor, you can still see the vaulted ceilings of the original cellars and throughout the building the thick stone walls built with master craftsmanship are on view everywhere.

Over 10 years supply of whiskey, casks containing over a million bottles of wine, sherries and ports and more than 50,000 gallons of choice Cork and Dublin whiskies, Scotch whiskies and fine French brandies were all stored from seven to 10 years in wet and dry cellars. Subsequent to a fire the building was restored.

Come on in and enjoy tea, coffee, lunch or evening meal in this historic building.

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Contact details
Sheares St, Centre, Cork, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend .5 hours here.

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