I performed a solo cello concert at Custom House in Cork for the Windle Club on sunny Thursday. Afterwards I was treated to a delicious lunch around the corner at the Brasserie.
The Custom House was designed by William Hargrave in 1881 and built at Custom House Street between the north and south channels of the River Lee. At the time its main work dealt with inland revenue. In 1904 the Cork Harbour Commissioners took over the building on a 999 year lease.
The magnificently ornate boardroom, where I performed was added to the building in 1906 and was designed by William Price, the then Harbour Engineer.