Unfortunately, they kept a lot of artwork under this entrance level. After closing down for a long time since this flood, finally the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese came to Cork to re-open the gallery.
A funny story to add here. I was walking back from the Cork lake 'Lough' after taking a walk along the lakeside with nice swans. All of the sudden the sound of siren came closer and closer to the road where we were. It was the President who was on the way from the Cork airport towards the gallery to re-open it. We waved to her, and she waved back to us with smile. No one was around, but me and James wearing walking clothes. I thought about South Park at that moment. When we saw her at the reopening of the Glucksman gallery, she already looked too familiar like my neighbors.