"Lusitania, Titanic, Convicts, Emigrants..." Cobh by aaaarrgh

Cobh Travel Guide: 88 reviews and 234 photos

What a coincidence - I took the 25 minute train ride from Cork to Cobh and found I had arrived on the exact 90th annversary of the sinking of the Lusitania luxury liner. The Lusitania carried thousands of passangers from Britain and Ireland to the States. At 2.30pm on 7th May 1915 is took 1000 of them to the bottom of the Atlantic, torpedoed by a U-boat.

Cobh was also the Titanic's last port of call in April 1912.

Cobh (pronounced 'Cove') is extremely pretty, on its own island at the edge of a massive natural harbour. Its most famous exports are Irish emigrants to America... and Irish convicts to Australia! Visit one of the museums there, I'm not going to bore you with all the history here!!

I imagine its a nice place to stay in a B&B overlooking the sea, there seemed to be plenty to choose from.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Picturesque town, for Titanic and Lusitania fans...
  • Cons:Dull Cathedral, verrrrry hilly
  • In a nutshell:Definitely worth a daytrip from Cork!
  • Last visit to Cobh: May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • May 24, 2009 at 3:48 AM

    I agree the memorial her is very dissapointing how ever back then in Ireland the TItanic was not a loved ship as Harland and Wolff was a protestant employer and always advertised catolics need not apply to jobs in the yard .

  • Sep 27, 2006 at 12:02 PM

    Thank you for your kind words about the REAL COBH MUSEUM from one of the helpful ladies

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    May 25, 2006 at 2:47 AM

    LOL I would want a bench too ;) Thanks for a lovely look at this little town Sean. Jen x

  • johngayton's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2005 at 2:49 AM

    Yes, this a place I must revisit (and Cork). Enjoyed your HP and artwork. Cheers, John.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2005 at 8:57 AM

    Fantastic tips and great photos of Cobh! I had often read of this place but had never before seen any actual information on it. I love old sea towns like this. BTW, some of the bodies from the Titanic are buried not far from here in Halifax, Canada.

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    May 26, 2005 at 12:39 AM

    or as some Americans pronounce it Cob-H..... but hey I had to scratch my head with Ar-Kansas over there too


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