Munster Literature Centre, 84 Douglas Street, Cork. Now known as “Frank O’Connor House” in honour of the writer who was born here in 1903. This premises now houses the Munster Literature Centre. The house is a rare example of a modest urban vernacular house, dating from the early 18th century. It is unusual because it retains to a remarkable degree the internal features and character of that time namely the stairs, doors, corner fireplaces ceilings and wonderful wide floorboards on the first floor. The house was purchased by the Cork City Council in 2003 and under the direction of the architect Paul Hudson and the conservation engineer Chris Southgate. It was refurbished in time for the centenary of the birth of Frank O’Connor in September 2003.
Opening Hours Monday – Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm. Telephone 00353214312955