Calls to preserve Fermoy’s unusual stone clock

The unusual stone clock at ground level, which locals are calling to have preserved, is located at the base of a building on the corner of Newmarket Street. (Photo: John O'Connell)

Calls are being made to have a historic stone clock in Fermoy town, which has now been revealed in full, preserved for future generations.

Unusual in its positioning, the clock is located below footpath level at the bottom of a building located on Newmarket Street. Recently logged in the Fermoy Historic Town map, as produced by Cork County Council, it is noted that the relocated stone clock is thought to be associated with a police barracks which once stood on the site.

Recently, plywood which covered part of the clock and blocked off the drop in the footpath surrounding the clock face has been removed.

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