Sunday, 29 August 2010

ST LUKE'S TOLL HUT - NO TOLL NOW!!!

ST LUKE’S TOLL HUT

At the end of the 18th century, Cork Corporation sanctioned a necklace of toll huts around the city to be used to collect a toll from farmers coming to town with animals and or goods for sale.

Just one survives and that is situated at St Luke’s on the road to Mayfield. In more recent times, at the end of the last century, it was used to sell newspapers. More recently, as part of the refurbishment of the area, the booth (and water trough) was shifted but is still at St Luke’s.

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