Cobh – County Cork
Cork harbour is the second largest in the world!
Only a 25-minute drive from Cork City. Sitting at the centre of Cork Harbour is Cobh. This thriving town is bursting with colourful character. The perfect destination town for a traveller exploring Ireland. It has strong historical ties to signifiant times in Irish society, and beautiful architecture with picturesque streetscapes. Boasting such major tourism attractions as the Titanic Experience, Spike Island, Cobh Heritage Centre, Fota House, Fota Wildlife park and an amazingly stunning St. Colman’s Cathedral. Even as a novice photographer, you are sure to get the perfect Instagram shot in the beautiful Cobh.
CORK – The Reble County!
St. Colman’s Cathedral or Cobh Cathedral
Cobh Cathedral is one of the most breathtaking Cathedrals in the country. The Cathedral sits high above the town of Cobh overlooking Cork Harbour. Construction began in 1868 and was not completed until over half a century later due to increases in costs and revisions of the original plans.
In the last 1300 years Spike Island has been host to a 7th century Monastery, a 24 acre Fortress, the largest convict depot in the world in Victorian times and centuries of island homes. The island’s rich history has included monks and monasteries, rioters and redcoats, captains and convicts and sinners and saints.
Today the island is dominated by the 200 year old Fort Mitchel, the star shaped Fortress which became a prison holding over 2300 prisoners. It was the largest prison in the world at the time and there has never been a larger prison in Ireland or Britain before or since.
Titanic Experience Cobh is located in Casement Square in the heart of Cobh Town. Our home is the original White Star Line Ticket Office, a building steeped in history dating back to the early 19th century and the departure point for many thousands of White Star Line passengers. Experience life aboard Titanic and learn a little about the conditions on board for third and first class passengers.
Food and Drink
Cobh has a vibrant food scene with a relaxed environment.
We Love Ireland – Town Spotlight of Cobh
We made a visit to this beautiful seaside town recently, and talked to some of the people that make this town so special.
One of the finest hotels in Cobh East Cork, the Commodore Hotel overlooks the beautiful Cork Harbour, one of the largest natural harbours of the world. The Commodore was the first purpose built hotel in Ireland. It has a rich history with many a story to tell.
Getting to Cobh!
- From Galway: 227km (141 miles) – 2 hr 44 min
- From Dublin: 268 km (166 miles) – 3 hr
- From Belfast: 430km (267 miles) – 4 hours 14 min