Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland

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Shandon Area Of Cork – Gerald Griffin Street

Gerald Griffin (December 12, 1803 – June 12, 1840) was an Irish novelist, poet and playwright.

He was born in Limerick, Ireland, the son of a brewer. He went to London in 1823 and became a reporter for one of the daily papers, and later turned to writing fiction. One of his most famous works is The Collegians, written about the murder of the Colleen Bawn in 1820. In 1838 he burned all of his unpublished manuscripts and joined the Catholic religious order "Congregation of Christian Brothers" at The North Monastery, Cork, where he died from typhus fever.

Gerald Griffin has a street named after him in Limerick City and another in Cork City, Ireland.

The Streets Of Cork By William Murphy

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