"3 million irish are wrong !" Top 5 Page for this destination Cobh by sourbugger

Cobh Travel Guide: 88 reviews and 234 photos

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This port town was kown as 'Queenstown' in the past - after a visit by Queen Victoria.

It was the last departure point for the 'Titanic' ship before it had a problem with a few Ice cubes in the atlantic.

It was also the point of departure for some 3 million Irish emigrants - the majority moving to the united states.

It must have been heatbreaking to leave you homeland from such a beautiful corner of the country.

Many of them had a 'wake' on their last night in Ireland, as they were 'dead' to the land of their birth. Their only memory of Cobh was probably a hangover.

With those sort of connections the attractive town now has a healthy tourist trade.

  • Last visit to Cobh: Aug 2004
  • Intro Written Aug 23, 2004
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Really interesting, especially the info about the story of the Titan, which I'd never heard of - thanks for intriguing me :) And I love that verse by Masefield too

  • aaaarrgh's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2008 at 8:53 AM

    Hey, I just noticed I got knocked off the top 5 spot (prolly by some cheeky upstart, not you though). Good interesting tips here!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    A lot of history here on this small page. Quite interesting.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2008 at 4:54 AM

    That's spooky, the similarities between the two ships....

  • hekate's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2006 at 6:23 AM

    always a pleasure to read you pages :)

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2006 at 2:43 AM

    Okay, we have narrowed the holiday down to County Kerry and County Cork, hubby's fam originate from Cork :) Thx for a lovely glimpse! Jen x

  • Pete.Gibson's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2005 at 3:57 PM

    Hi Fella, My grand father was from cork, Alas not from cobh but enjoyed it just the same..to be sure,to be sure

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2004 at 2:48 AM

    Your page reminds me of the song " The fields of Anthenry " do you know it?

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