This June signals nearly 18 years since the iconic Cork venue Sir Henrys closed. The space where it stood still stands empty reminding us of its impact on Cork nightlife and culture. Whether your era was when it was a hugely popular rock venue or a dance club famous not just in Ireland but all around Europe I am sure you have some story to share of some day or night you spent in there.
It has left a significant mark on Cork and we definitely will not have the likes of it again as times have changed and tastes of course.
Now for many years there has been an empty space where this iconic bar was. Where across the road an ongoing debart for years has been going about a new music venue it is ironic that there has never been any appetite to rebuild here and perhaps put a Sir Henrys Part 2.
Of course with planning. ownership and a myriad of reasons for any development in Cork the South and north Main Street has lots of empy buildings but it is nice to dream of a new venue rising from the ashes of where Henrys did stand for a new generation of young and not so young music lovers.
Below is an excellent video of the dance era with commentary.