Are you an away supporter visiting Cobh for your side’s latest League of Ireland match? In association with Cobh Tourism we have put together this useful guide to ensure you get the most out of your trip to the Great Island!
First of all, check out the Visit Cobh website!
Here are some sample itineraries for visitors to Cobh
1. Cobh Cultural Tour
This is a combination tour – Visitors will have the opportunity to take the Titanic Walking Trail with Dr. Michael Martin followed by a visit to The Queenstown Story @ Cobh Heritage Centre. This combined tour will give the visitor a great understanding of the history and culture of Cobh(Queenstown). The stories of Irish emigration from this port town and the connections with both Titanic and the Lusitania wild be told in graphic detail. Allow two to two and a half hours for completing this Cultural tour. This tour is bookable online on www.cobhheritage.com or www.titanic.ie Groups can be catered for, contact the above for information.
2. Spike Island TourThis is a must for all visitors to Cobh. Discover 1300 years of Irish history on Spike Island, from the 6 th century monastery to the 200-year-old fortress, from the Famine era prison that held 2300 inmates to centuries of island homes. The Island Fortress built to defend an Empire that became the largest prison in the world.
Fully guided tours, audio guides island walks, café and activities – Spend the day on Spike and immerse yourself in history. Follow this with a visit to the Queenstown Story at Cobh Heritage Centre to get a great insight into the story of Emigration.
3. Titanic Day
Cobh or Queenstown , as it was known as at the time, has a very great connection with this ill-fated liner although it was only in port a few short hours. To understand the story , visitors can take the famous Titanic Trail walking tour and see the buildings and areas of Cobh associated with the great liner. Following this should be a visit to Cobh Heritage Centre to learn about the fate of the 123 passengers who boarded her here in cobh, along with an interesting and emotive journey of emigrant stories.
www.titanic.ie and www.cobhheritage.com
4. Heritage and Maritime History
To learn about the local social, maritime and naval history a visit to the Cobh Museum is a must. This year the exhibition tells the story of the U.S. navy in Cobh during WW1. Follow this up with a visit to the Cobh Heritage Centre for an amazing insight into the story of emigration from Cork harbour. Trace the emigrants journey – North America, Barbados, Australia among other destinations.
www.cobhheritage.com and www.cobhmuseum.com