Why change the name?

The phrase “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” comes to mind. The original name Faulkner’s Lane [Cork City] has a history behind it and even the new plaque acknowledges this. However, the new name is Opera Lane. Why?

Falkner's Lane

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4 Responses to Why change the name?

  1. Donncha says:

    Well, the obvious reason for changing the name is to associate the lane with the Opera House. “Opera” sounds so grand (said with a posh accent) too.

    I’m sure it helped attract retailers to the location. Thanks for the heads up. I didn’t know the name was changed and didn’t see that plaque.

  2. KATE says:

    IT SEEMS NOW THAT THE ‘GRAND OLD’ OPERA LANE MIGHT BE SUPERFLUOUS IN LIGHT OF RECENT EVENTS IN 2010.
    IT ALSO IS INTERESTING HISTORICALLY THAT FAULKNER LANE MERITS A HANDSOME PLAQUE

    • mjordan says:

      I am beginning to see the irony….the old name refers to a banking family and the new one was coined by a developer! Is it a case of a developer redefining a bank?

  3. FieldVole says:

    They did the same thing with Cornmarket in Belfast (also a name with history behind it) – now Arthur’s Square. I can’t understand it at all!

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