Cork city and county found itself under several inches of water again in recent weeks, after heavy rain and high tides resulted in flooding. There was much relief that residents and businesses escaped another major flood.
Here we take a look back at some nostalgic photographs of flooding in Cork over the years, featuring flooding at Lavitt’s Quay in 1953, buses abandoned near Fota during 1960, customers in Le Chateau bar in 1963 and stranded drivers on Winthrop Street in 1961.

 

Children play in the floods at Lavitt’s Quay in 1953.

 

 

Boys watch beer kegs floating down Patrick Street in 1972.

 

An angler is rescued from the flooded Lee Fields way back in 1928.

 

Ringing for help in Patrick Street during the floods in St Patrick Street in 1961.

 

Youngsters play on Patrick street in 1961.

 

Cinema-goers on Grand Parade in 1957.

 

Buses bound for Cobh were abandoned near Fota during the flooding of 1960.

 

A boy with his dog at the flooding at the corner of South Terrace and Rutland Street in November 1954.

 

Customers in Le Chateau bar, Patrick Street, stay out of the rising water in 1963.

 

A bus drives through the flooded Carrigrohane Straight during the floods of 1937.