The Evening Echo is celebrating 120 years of providing up to date news to the people of Cork. Major events locally, nationally and internationally have been covered in the newspaper in that time. Here are some pictures from our archives including an image of the famous Echo boys, pictures from inside the Evening Echo and Irish Examiner offices and printing presses when they were located on Academy Street and crowds waiting on St Patrick’s Street for news on major events such as the German invasion of the low countries during World War II and Jack Doyle’s title fight in 1932.

Selling the Echo on Lavitt’s Quay in 1953.

Newspaper production at Academy Street in 1976.

 

Crowds wait outside the Evening Echo offices for news of the Jack Doyle v. Peterson world heavyweight title fight which took place at White City, London in 1932.

 

Free State troops guarding the Academy Street offices during the Civil War period.

 

Thomas Crosbie, Managing Director, in 1953.

 

Computer ‘switch-on’ at Academy St in 1971.

 

Snowballing on the roof at the Echo offices on Academy Street in 1941.

 

 

A publicity photo for the Evening Echo, taken in 1957.

 

Working in the photo and production areas of the Evening Echo at Academy Street in 1954.

 

The new machine hall under construction at the Academy Street premises in 1974.

 

The big ‘switch-on’ — a computer comes to Academy Street in 1971.

 

A young Evening Echo vendor stands by a crashed car at Dun Laoi on the Grand Parade, in 1956 near where the Nano Nagle footbridge is today.

 

The tele-ads room at Academy Street in 1969.

 

Switching on the new web offset system at Academy Street in 1976.

 

Working in the photo and production areas of the Evening Echo at Academy Street in 1954

 

 

Crowds wait outside the Evening Echo offices on Patrick Street in May 1940 for news of the German invasion of the low countries.

 

The final broadsheet edition of the Evening Echo in 1991.

 

The first tabloid edition of the Evening Echo in 1991.