||HURLEY, JOHN PINE
||CO. CORK, COBH, COLUMBINE QUAY, QUEEN'S HOTEL
||New hotel for James Scott & Co, containing 'upwards of 50 bedrooms, drawing rooms and vapour baths, together with all the other applicances that could be expected or desired in a first-rate metropolitan establishment'. Also large banqueting room. Contractor: William Joyce. Lord Lieutenant had 'déjeuner' there, May 1855, but hotel did not open to public until 23 Jul 1855 under proprietorship of Robert Petman Hams. 'The new Queen's Hotel is almost half window. Small drawn-up piers separate a multitude of openings, and to crown the whole it is surmounted by a clumsy cornice and parapet.'
B 10, 13 Nov 1852, 720; 13, 20 Oct 1855, 502; 15, 17 Jan 1857, 38; Cork Examiner, 18,25 May,2,25 Jul 1855 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Dec 2010).