Buildings, was begun'
The Story of Cork – Sean Beecher (1971)
'The Bull & Drover - Kevin Holland
Madden's Buildings were constructed here in 1886. This area had been open ground before then and was the location of a cattle market which supplied the local butchering trade. Meat processed in Blackpool was not destined for Cork city but also the stores of the transatlantic ships that docked at Cork and Cobh'
Interesting that the first municipal buildings, despite their small floor area and very tight yard space that they have survived even after many other municipal buildings, built seventy and eighty years after have since been knocked.