Cobh ascends from the sea and splendidly dominates Cork Harbour
one of the largest natural harbours in the world. This colourful town has experienced invasion, emigration, transportation and a wealth of maritime adventure.
Cobh is approximately a 20 minute drive from Trabolgan Holiday Village.
Attractions in the town include St. Colman's Cathedral
, a magnificent 19th century Gothic revival and home to the largest Carillon (49-bells)
, in Ireland and the UK. The Cathedral Spire overlooks the brightly painted town of Cobh and the inner islands of the harbour, Spike Island
, renowned for its historical legacy and Fort and Haulbowline Island
site of the oldest yacht club in the world, the Royal Cork Yacht Club which was founded in 1720.
History of Cobh
Cobh's unique origins are dramatically recalled in the Queenstown Story
, on the Titanic Trail
and at the Cobh Museum
. The Cobh Heritage Centre also offers a Genealogy service
Tourist Information on Cobh
Cobh (pronounced Cove) became the country's main emigration port following the Great Famine of 1846 - 1848 Following the visit of Queen Victoria in 1849, the town was renamed Queenstown but in 1921, it reverted to the old name of Cobh.
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