This seaside town is virtually unchanged from its appearance during the Edwardian era in the early 1900s, though it is now a popular destination for vacationers. Cobh boasts the lone cruise ship terminal in Ireland, and visiting vessels can land their passengers in the center of town.
Perhaps not unexpectedly, Cobh tourism is largely influenced by the tragic stories of the Titanic and the Lusitania. Cobh—then known as Queenstown—was the last stop before the Titanic vanished into history, and when the Lusitania was torpedoed in 1915, survivors and the dead were brought to Cobh. Embark on The Titanic Trail to learn about the impact the Titanic’s loss had on Cobh, or pay your respects at the Lusitania Memorial, located in Casement Square, right in the center of town.
After you’ve walked in the wake of the historic liners, go for a walk around Cobh. Sightseeing will show you brightly painted houses and boats contrasting with the deep blue water. If the boats look appealing, why not hire one for a tour of the harbor? Alternatively, stay dry and travel around Cobh on the Cobh Road Train. Stop in at one of the many pubs or cafes scattered throughout the city and enjoy a cup of coffee or a pint of beer; the friendly locals will be happy to tell you what you should see next.
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