Clonakilty Old/New Street Names
A certain amount of confusion may be caused to readers owing to the use of the old names of the streets. In copying from old books, e.g. Pigott's Directory the names as there given, have been used. Older residents of the town have adhered to the old names, although they have been officially changed for forty years of more, and ironically enough the same people refuse to recognise the old townland names: Maulnuskehy, Carriganookery, Grilleagh, etc. In an effort to satisfy all tastes I list hereunder the official names of the streets and the old names.
|Pearse Street||Sovereign Street|
|Ashe Street||Mill Street|
|Wolfe Tone Street||Strand Road|
|Rossa Street||Main Street|
|Connolly Street||George's Street|
|McCurtin Hill||Barrack Hill|
|Lamb Street||Lamb Street|
|Oliver Plunket Street||Western Road|
|Emmet Square||Shannon Square|
|Astna Square||Boyle Square|
|Astna Street||Boyle Street|
|Old Chapel Lane||Old Chapel Lane|
|Patrick Street||Patrick Street|
|Clarkle Street||Jerymn Street and Mill Lane|
|Casement Street||Oliver Street|
|Kent Street||Bank Street|
|O'Rahilly Street||School Street|
Clonakilty District Past & Present - A Tourist guide to the area -[158 pages, forward dated 1959] The guide was published by the Southern Star Ltd for the Clonakilty C.Y.M.S.
My thanks to Henry McFadden for providing this information.