"It has been suggested that the Turkish baths were closed down during an outbreak of polio in the city in 1943 and that the Bishop of Cork refused to allow them to be re-openedů"

  
1.  Cork Examiner (16 October 1891)
I am much indebted to Ronnie Herlihy for this reference



  
2. 'A New Turkish bath for Cork' Irish Builder (1 Nov 1891) p.248



  
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