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 NorthInfirmary Hospital, the first general hospital to be opened in Cork.
At precisely 4.46pm on the 26th November 1987 when the North Infirmaryclosed, the butter Exchange Band and Shandon Bells played a duet of “Auld Lang Syne”. Two thousand people, each with a lighting candle looked on asthe lights were slowly switched off from the top floor down. This was a veryemotional moment in the life of Cork City and it is important to give people an opportunity to come back and share their stories of the hospital.
Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City is delighted to invite you on a trip down memory lane on Cork Heritage Open Day. Enjoy a guided tour at 1pm where we will discuss some of the hotel’s amazing heritagefrom its days as The North Infirmary. The tour will last approx. 45minutes and will highlight some of the key elements of the history of the building and showcase Cork’s most historic hotel.
For more information please contact Alice on 021 452 9200.