There are seven (or eight) colours mentioned in names of thoroughfares in Cork City. What are they?
Brown's Hill is located at Western end of Pope's Quay and goes upto Shandon St.
When this riddle was first told to me some years ago, the reference was not to Brown’s Hill but to Brown’s Street. This was explained as being parallel with Paul’s Lane and where Connolly’s Bookshop is would have placed it on Brown’s Street. The street went from Paul St to Lavitt’s Quay but was lost when the Paul St. shopping centre was constructed. It can been seen on map here
Some may say the next two are a bit tricky...
There may be debate over whether a ‘yard’ is a thoroughfare but probably best to leave that discussion to a high stool.
Blue Anchor Yard is located at the end of Blue Anchor Lane off Douglas St – down towards Rutland St. end.
And finally the dubious one…..
The Cork City Libraries website also has reference to another old ‘Gray’s Lane’ which is now part of St. Mary’s Road but there does not appear to be any sign for it on St. Mary’s Road.
If there are any more, I will update as I find them or are informed.