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  • Day103

    Cobh (Cove)

    December 15, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Took a day trip to Cobh this morning, formerly called Queenstown. The former queen named it after herself when she visited prior to the sailing of the Titantic. When Ireland gained independence from the Brits they renamed it back to its original Gaelic name. It was a beautiful little town only 24 minutes from Cork. The town is known as the last sailing point from Ireland before heading to New York on April 11, 1912. Cobh is known as heartbreak harbour because of the heartbreak the Irish people felt when their families were leaving for America. The wharf next to the Titanic museum is called Kennedy park and Irish pride of JFK. It was a lovely place with lots of interesting history.Read more