"Cobh" Top 5 Page for this destination Cobh by chrissyalex

Cobh Travel Guide: 88 reviews and 234 photos

Cobh (pronounced "Cove") means "haven" in Irish and at one time was named Queenstown. This harbour town lies on Great Island 15 miles east of Cork city and is one of the world's largest natural harbours. Before aviation,Cobh was Ireland's chief port of exit and entry. There is a great amount of history to this town. It was the last port of call for the Titanic before it sunk in 1912 and also was a frequent port of call for the Lusitania which was torpedoed and sunk not far from here near the Old Head of Kinsale in 1915. Two and a half million Irish departed from Cobh to the USA in the mid 1800's.,many in "coffin" ships.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:pretty and historic
  • Cons:with the exception of a few pubs,kind of quiet at night, but this may have been due to the time of year I visited there
  • In a nutshell:an interesting daytrip
  • Last visit to Cobh: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Hopkid's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2006 at 10:53 AM

    Nice tips on Cobh! It reminds me of the afternoon I spent there a couple of y ears ago. Wish I could have spent a bit more time there.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2005 at 2:00 AM

    Nice historic place! Would love to visit the museum and spend an evening in a local pub with Irish music and dance.

  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2005 at 2:59 AM

    Very nice page -- the museum sounds fascinating, would like to see that.

  • prleprle's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2003 at 9:01 AM

    Great overview of that charming historic town.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2003 at 3:33 PM

    The Queenstown-story is something I missed unfortunately. Great pics !

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2003 at 12:06 PM

    good story on cobh

  • Feb 17, 2003 at 1:31 PM

    seems like Cobh has changed a lot since I've been there!

  • dabuwan's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2003 at 4:06 AM

    Very informative tips on this brand new page! Excellent.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2003 at 6:25 PM

    Your tips are always very complete! Well done.

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