Cobh formerly known as Queenstown, in Cork Harbour, was the last Port of Call for the Titanic on April 11th 1912. To mark the centenary of the Titanic’s voyage, Cobh has lined up some events that will be happening over the year. www.titanic100.ie
I would highly recommend guests of the Maryborough to take the 25 minute trip to Cobh. You can even take the car ferry from Passage West to Cobh which will shorten your trip if you are driving from the hotel
Some of the highlights of Cobh are:
Titanic Trail: which is a daily guided walking tour by Dr Michael Martin which leaves the Commodore Hotel at 11am. The tour lasts an hour and visits all major attractions and will give you a detailed insight into the background of the Titanic and the Lusitania.
Tours are also available to visit Spike Island a former prison which is currently being redeveloped into a major tourist attraction. Boat trips to Spike Island are available daily throughout the Summer.
The Lusitania Memorial is located across from the White Star line Building. The memorial is dedicated to the fishermen that went out and saved many lives when the Lusitania sank on the 7th May 1915.
The Old Train Station in Cobh is converted to a Heritage Centre. Detailed accounts and photos of immigrants leaving Cobh to start a new life in America & Australia can be discovered at the Heritage Centre while you are waiting for your train.
Annie Moore’s Statue is located beside the Heritage Centre, Annie Moore was the first person to register as an immigrant in America on Ellis Island (New York) from Queenstown.
Cobh is definitely worth a visit, particularly on a day when a cruise liner has docked. Each year on average 50 liners call to Cobh bringing in excess of 100,000 passengers and crew to Cobh, the second largest natural port in the world. Please visit Port of Cork website for updates www.portofcork.ie .
After a couple of hours in Cobh you are sure to come home as a Titanic expert! Enjoy.
Events in Cobh 2012
- April- October: Cruise Liner Visits
- 6th May: Lusitania Commemoration
- July & August: Summer Swing Free Concerts
- 11th July: Spike Flag Raising Ceremony
- 6th August: Barack Hill Ball roll
- August: Fisherman’s Rowing Regatta & Heritage Week
- 17th, 18th, 19th August: Cobh Peoples Regatta
- September: Round Great Island Rowing Race
3rd, 4th, 6th & 7th September: Deep Sea Boat Angling Festival
21st, 22nd, 23rd September: Cobh Blues Experience
4th-8th October: East Cork Music Festival
For any further information on Cobh, contact the tourist office on 021 4813301 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org