Cobh and Cork Harbour have been synonymous with the Titanic for the last century because of the globally recognised link of its being the last port of call for the great vessel. The last Titanic passengers boarded from Cobh, the last mailbags and the last supplies went on board there. Today luxury liners from all over the world call to Cobh, making visitors realize just how far we have come.
It is also renowned as the main departure point for the many emigrants of the great famine of 1846 – 1848, and for many other emigrants for years afterwards. You can also visit the memorial to victims of the Lusitania, which sank off the coast of Cork in 1915.
Cobh is famous for its colourful exteriors, and is an important watersports centre. Activities include deep-sea angling, shore angling, sailing and bird watching. Fota Wildlife Park, House & Gardens are located a few kilometres from Cobh. You can also visit Spike Island.
The magnificent catherdal of St. Colman, which towers over the town of Cobh, took half a century to construct. The foundation stone was laid in 1868, and consecration finally took place in 1919. The Cathedral is renowned for its 47-bell carillion.