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county corkOnly 25km from Cork city, the Heritage Town of Cobh is situated on Great Island, one of the three large islands in Cork harbour. The island and the town are linked to the mainland by the R624, which runs southwards from the N25, and by a direct rail link to Kent Station in Cork City.

Historically known as 'Queenstown' it reverted to its old Irish name in 1922 - the Cobh (cove) of Cork. Huge transatlantic liners used to dock here up to the 1950's, when thousands of penniless Irish men and women departed Cobh to go to America to build a new life. Another unhappy association is with the Titanic, 'the safest liner in the world'. Queenstown (Cobh) was her last port of call on her fateful maiden voyage.

Each year visitors to Cobh enjoy many activities including golf courses, sailing, fishing, sea angling, water sports, boat hire, bird watching and more.

The streets in Cobh lead to the steep slope of a hill, at the the top of which is the very fine St. Coleman's Cathedral with its carillon of 47 bells.

Cobh has many beautiful tourist attractions and sites of interest such as Cobh Museum and Cobh Heritage Centre, Fota House & Wildlife Park, the Titanic Trail Walking Tour, The Sirius Arts Centre and Saint Colman's Cathedral.

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