Cobh (Queenstown), County Cork

Tuesday, June 19 was spent in Cobh or Queenstown. The Irish renamed the city to Cobh (pronounced cove) when they became a Republic. Cobh is located on the southern coast, just off the Celtic Sea. It is known for being the departure port for more than 2.5 million Irish immigrants leaving Ireland. It was also Titantic’s last stop.

Cobh :: Kelly's Pub
Cobh :: Kelly’s Pub
Cobh :: Towne Centre
Cobh :: Towne Centre

Our first stop, partially to see the church and partially because there was a car park that allowed us to park and get our bearings, was St Coleman’s Cathedral. It is one of the tallest buildings in Ireland.

Cobh :: St Coleman's Cathedral
Cobh :: St Coleman’s Cathedral
Cobh :: St Coleman's Cathedral Entrance
Cobh :: St Coleman’s Cathedral Entrance
Cobh :: St Coleman's Cathedral, Great Carvings
Cobh :: St Coleman’s Cathedral, Great Carvings

Once re-parked and wandering the streets, we headed to the new Titanic 100 exhibit. The site is the original departure building for 113 people and now houses an interactive tour. These final 113 passengers took tinders or transport boats to the ship. Cobh was Titanic’s last port of call.

Cobh :: Titanic Experience
Cobh :: Titanic Experience
Cobh :: Titanic Experience
Cobh :: Titanic Experience

After lunch and some more wandering …

Cobh
Cobh
Cobh :: Harbour
Cobh :: Harbour

… we headed to the Cobh Heritage Center. This museum was built around the history of Cobh and it’s historical significance as a major immigration. Sorry … No photos allowed.

Once we had exhausted Cobh, it was still mid-afternoon. We decided to take the same approach as Cahir, what else is close by? After a quick look at the map and tour book, we headed east to Midleton (Jameson Whiskey) and Youghal (yawl).

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Red circles, from left to right – Cobh, Midleton and Youghal.


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