Woodford Bourne & Co traded in Cork city for over 250 years. The
warehouse was the
hub of the companies bottling, storage and distribution operations supplying
four shops in Cork and one in Limerick.
The building was constructed between 1873 and 1875 at a cost of £4,500.
When completed in 1875 the building was considered one of the finest in
the city and today continues to be a listed building. The building
with its cut
limestone frontage has thick floor and roof beams made from imported Canadian
white pine to support the weight of the full casks of wine and spirits
stored in the warehouse. On the ground floor, you can still see the
vaulted ceilings of the original cellars and throughout the building the
stone walls built with master craftsmanship are on view everywhere.
Over 10 years supply of whiskey, casks containing over a million bottles
of wine, sherries and ports and more than 50,000 gallons of choice
Cork and Dublin
whiskies, Scotch whiskies and fine French brandies were all stored from
seven to 10 years in wet and dry cellars.
Subsequent to a fire the building was restored and in 2001 received
1st Place in the Cork Corporation 'Better Building Award'
for the restoration of a historic building.
The warehouse is open Monday - Friday from 11am to 11pm and at weekends
and bank holidays from 12 noon to 11pm. Come on in
and enjoy tea, coffee, lunch or evening meal in this historic building.
A book entitled 'The History of Woodford Bourne', written by David Nicholson a member of the family, was successfully launched in the warehouse
The book is on sale at the warehouse for €35.
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Mon-Fri 11.00 am – 11.00pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays 12 noon – 11.00pm