A narrow stretch between the River Lee and St. Patrick's Street and parallel to both, Paul Street is the backbone of the trendy shopping district that now occupies Cork's old French Quarter. The area was first settled by Huguenots fleeing religious persecution in France. Musicians and other street performers often entertain passersby in the Rory Gallagher Piazza, named for the late rock guitarist, whose family was from Cork. The stores here offer the best in modern Irish design—from local fashions to handblown glass.
Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland