The harbour in Cobh, is one of the largest and safest anywhere, being capable of taking the largest
vessels afloat. The great Transatlantic liners used to come in to Cobh, up to the
1950s. Today Cobh offers a dedicated area for Cruise Liners in
Cobh and can have up to 50 Liners call to Cobh annually during the Summer.
In Cobh town centre there is a memorial
to the victims of the Lusitania, many of whom are buried in Cobh's Old
Church Cemetery. The ship was sunk off Kinsale
in 1915 by a German submarine, an action which was responsible for bringing the United
States of America into the Great War, the survivors were brought back here. Another
unhappy association is with the Titanic, 'the safest liner in the world'. Queenstown was
her last port of call on her fateful maiden voyage.
A statue to Annie Moore can be seen on the quayside a tribute to those who
had to leave Cobh and all over Ireland during the Famine years.
Annie Moore became the first ever emigrant to be
processed in Ellis Island.
Story is based in the disused portions of the
old Victorian railway station at Cobh. This highly imaginative visitor attraction tells the story of emigration from Cobh in the period of the famine in 1845 up to the era of the
great Liners in the 1950s. The historical role which Cobh harbour has played as a port is
At Cobh, one looks over Haulbowline and Spike
Islands, formerly the base of the Irish Naval Service. To the east, Cork Harbour leads to
East Ferry. Roches Point can be seen to the south. To the south west is the yachting
centre of Crosshaven.
Cobh, in the Summer months, has a number of Festivals to be enjoyed, such as the
Festival on the Hill in July, Cobh People's Regatta in August and
Cobh International Deep Sea Angling Festival in September. You
could also be lucky enough to hear some great music coming from the the
lovely Victorian bandstand (The Prom) in Cobh's Kennedy Park on a sunny
Sunday afternoon. Cobh Cathedral also hosts Carillon Concerts at St.
Colmans Cathedral in Cobh.
With Cobh's water side location, there is easy
access to some great Sailing in Cobh, Boat Trips from Cobh including a visit
an Tour of Spike Island and around Cork Harbour and lots of water sports so
you will not be bored on your visit to Cobh. At Cobh, one
looks over Haulbowline and Spike Islands, formerly the base of the Irish
Call in to see the many
exhibitions or music events which are hosted at Sirius Arts Centre in
Check out the Cruise ships calling to Cobh in 2013 -
details supplied by the Port of Cork.