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Cobh, pronounced Cove, is situated on Great Island in Cork Harbour. Overlooked by the renowned Cobh Cathedral and famous for its colourful exteriors and magnificent buildings, the town’s history is entwined with the sea.
It was the last port of call for the doomed ship ‘Titanic’ and the main departure point for many emigrants during the Great Famine. Follow the Titanic Trail, visit the Queenstown Story Heritage Centre or see the Lusitania memorial, which sank off the coast nearby, to understand these important moments of maritime history.
The town is also a busy water sports centre offering sailing, deep-sea angling, shore angling and bird watching.
You can easily get to Cobh from Cork city centre by train or by private bus operator CobhConnect
Cobh is a 30 minute drive east from Cork City and Cork Airport and is part of Ireland's Ancient East. Regular trains leave Kent Station in the city 7 days a week and hourly buses depart from St. Patrick's Quay.