Cobh is located 15km southeast of Cork and is accessible by road (off the N25 Cork-Rosslare Road) and by train (to/from Cork Kent Station).

Cobh is a picturesque hilly town, full of old time charm, history and elegant buildings. It was called Queenstown for a few decades before reverting to its Irish name in 1922.

Cobh Facts:

  • Cobh’s harbour is one of the largest and safest harbours and is capable of taking the largest vessels afloat
  • Cobh is the country’s premier port of call for transatlantic liners
  • For many years Cobh was the point of departure for hundreds of thousands of Irish men and women who emigrated from Ireland to build a new life, especially in the Famine years of 1844-48
  • On the quayside, there is a memorial to victims of the Lusitania, a ship that was sunk off Kinsale in 1915 by a German submarine with ¬†a great loss of life
  • In 1912, Cobh (while it was still called Queenstown) was the last port of call of Titanic on her fateful maiden voyage

Cobh Highlights:

  • The beautiful St Colman’s Cathedral and its 49 carillons
  • Cobh, the Queenstown Story [www.cobhheritage.ie], a sensational interactive museum
  • Cobh Museum [www.cobhmuseum.com]
  • Titanic trail [www.titanic-trail.com], a walking tour of the city
Cover photo¬†courtesy of Ireland’s Content Pool