Designated one of Failte Ireland’s top tourist towns, Cobh is a stunning harbour side town located just 20 minutes
from Cork City by road or rail. Nestled into the hillside next to the world’s second largest natural harbour, the colourful streetscapes make Cobh a unique, must-see location. With an abundance of activities, restaurants and a stunning waterside location a visit to Cobh won’t disappoint.
But Cobh is not just a pretty face! Internationally renowned as the last port of call for RMS Titanic, final resting place of many of the victims of the Lusitania tragedy and departure point for millions of emigrants, Cobh is steeped in maritime history.
Cruise Days in Cobh
Cobh is a popular cruise stop during the summer months with magnificent liners berthing frequently. Cruise days are special days in Cobh. Our cruise guests always bring out the best in the town, generating a special atmosphere of fun and relaxation. With added entertainment provided on cruise day, these are often the days memories are made of. For the current Cruise Ship schedule of visiting Ships into Cobh, please visit Port of Cork.
Points of Interest
St Coleman’s Cathedral is a majestic neo-Gothic style Cathedral with magnificent examples of stained glass windows, marble carving and stonework. The Cathedral was under construction for almost 50 years before it’s final completion in 1915.
John F Kennedy Park
A focal point in the town, John F Kennedy Park is a striking promenade at the waters edge. A favourite place for both locals and visitors to relax with stunning views onto the water, you might even be lucky enough to catch a band recital in the bandstand on a warm sunny day! The promenade also features 2 old cannons dating back to the mid late 19th century.
A monument dedicated to the passengers of Titanic designed and crafted by local artist Michael Donovan can be found on the corner of Pearce Square and West Beach.
Lusitania Peace Memorial
Located opposite Titanic Experience in Casement Square, you will find The Lusitania Memorial. An elaborate sculpture, by Jerome Connor, the memorial was commissioned to commemorate the Lusitania tragedy and took 11 years to complete.
Things To Do
After your tour of Titanic Experience why not consider:
A trip to Spike Island
A visit to Cobh Museum
A walk around Fota Wildlife Park
A tour of Fota House & Gardens
A tour of Jameson Distillery
A visit to Trabolgan Holiday Village
Group Activities at Cuskinny Court
Places to Eat
We have enjoyed many a fine meal at all our local restaurants! Please find a sample of what is available in Cobh town:
Titanic Bar & Grill
Gilberts Bistro in the Square
Captains Table at The Commodore Hotel
Jacobs Ladder Restaurant at The Waters Edge Hotel
Places to Stay
You may choose to stay in Cobh town, East Cork or Cork City. All are within easy reach of Titanic Experience, Cobh.
In Cobh Town (Walking Distance)
Bella Vista Hotel
East Cork (Easy Commute by Car/Rail)
Fota Island Resort
Midleton Park Hotel
The Garryvoe Hotel
Radisson Blu, Hotel & Spa
Walter Raleigh Hotel
Trabolgan Holiday Village
Cork City (Easy commute by Car/Rail)
Clarion Hotel Cork
Rochestown Park Hotel
River Lee Hotel
Vienna Woods Hotel
For Crafts & authentic Gifts try Tregan Craft Centre located adjacent to Titanic Experience (link to www.tregancrafts.com).
For Irish Souvenirs visit Celtic Knot located adjacent to the Commodore Hotel.