Located on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland, the quaint seaside town of Cobh is known for its great maritime heritage and seafaring history. As Ireland’s only dedicated cruise terminal, Cobh was the departure point for 2.5 million of the six million Irish people that immigrated to North America between 1848 and 1950, and to this day, it remains a popular port of call for cruise liners from all over the world. Perhaps this is due in part to the fact that Cobh, formerly known as Queenstown, is renowned as the last port of call for RMS Titanic—and since that fateful day in 1912, Cobh has remained largely unchanged, with the piers and streetscape appearing the much the same as it did over 100 years ago. Many of Cobh’s sites focus on its maritime history, including the Titanic Experience, Titanic Trail walking tour, the Queenstown Story Heritage Centre and tours to Spike Island. There are also hourly rail connections to the lovely town of Cork, situated just 20 minutes away from Cobh.
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