The secret of an unidentified Turkish bath in Cork You can print this page -- Click for printer-friendly version

It is not possible to determine which Turkish bath in Cork is referred to in this intriguing cutting from the 5 August 1870 issue of the Illustrated Berwick Journal.

Cutting from Illustrated Berwick Journal

Ardruanagh Passage is absent from current Google maps, and the nearby road is not named. But we can hazard a guess. Of the six Turkish baths in Cork listed in the Victorian Turkish Baths website, five had either not yet opened or were opened earlier and still in operation in 1870.

The only one which had closed by 1870 was the one at 30-31 Blarney Lane. This was opened in 1861 by Mr Joseph Hegarty, and was called City View Turkish Baths, but no further mention of it has so far been found after 1863

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This page last updated 06 April 2016

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