“Deck of Cards”, Cobh, Ireland

If you claim American-Irish descent then your ancestors may well have left Ireland through Cobh (pronounced Cove). It was the departure point for 2.5 million of the 6 million Irish people who emigrated to North America between 1848 and 1950.

The “Deck of Cards” is a row of houses on West View, Cobh, which is located on Great Island in Cork Harbour on the south coast of Ireland. They were built in 1850 and are called the Deck of Cards because, as the locals joke, if the house at the bottom fell down, all the others would pile on it, just like a deck of cards.

This is my interpretation of the “Deck of Cards” with the impressive St. Colman’s Cathedral in the background.

My Etsy shop: https://GordonMclemanArt.etsy.com

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