Cobh Road

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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

  • Day103

    The Titantic museum

    December 15, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Well it started to rain and so I decided to take in the Titantic museum. So glad I did, it was fantastic! As I was waiting for the tour four people in camo gear walked in and right away I knew they were Americans. Sure enough! The woman walked in and asked "what's this museum all about"? Dah! I guess they never saw the blockbuster with Kate and Leo. The poor irish girl was so kind but I knew she was a bit put off. Cobh was the last pickup point and 177 people left from there to sail to New York . It took three years and 3 thousand men to build the ship. The third class compartments in the ship were better than some of the hostels I have stayed at.Read more

  • Day5

    More Spike Island

    July 10, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Mosaic in Cobh cathedral with swastika symbols.

    Caribbean Princess cruise ship in Cobh harbour - taken from the tiny Bryan J ferry to Spike.

    Archaeologists working in the prone position.

    Two lunchtime successes: yesterday in Cork a health food shop with vegetarian cafe. Today a seafront restaurant which served great chowder and mussels.Read more

  • Day6

    No music ???

    May 17, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    So I'm here in Cobh outside the "music" pub and for now... No music... I'll wait and see...
    EDIT : Yes .. there was some music ... and quite a good selection ! By Dr Dec and the Side Effects ... Great covers!

  • Day6

    Off to Killorglin

    October 8, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    The highlight of today was visiting the Titanic Experience in Cobh. Cobh was the last port of call before the Titanic headed off to New York. 123 passengers embarked, whilst 7 disembarked, and 1 jumped ship. How lucky were those 8!
    The display gives a pretty graphic account of what happened, and why. It was just a litany of errors and omissions all the way, and there is no way so many people should have lost their lives. It was a sobering experience, and there were not many laughs as we headed out the exit.
    We walked around Cobh for a while, explored the Cathedral, and had a coffee, and then it was time to head to Killorglin where we had two nights booked.
    The Rivers Edge Guest House was hard to find, mainly because it was in plain sight, but when we found it we were welcomed by Sean, a typical Irishman. The place is nice and clean, and it seems that we are the only guests tonight. With no restaurant we were left to finding a suitable pub, and we did. The Bunkers Bar was quiet, friendly, and served a good pub meal.
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  • Day16

    Cobh is pronounced "Cove"

    June 14, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    And the flower of the day is the Rhododendron. Mandy has recommended to me the book Rebecca, in which the flower plays a prominent role in the emotions of the main character, set in England. We've arrive during their brief bloom here in Ireland, and they played a prominent role in our day. The usual low, mossy rock walls were frequently replaced by towering, overhanging, bright blooming tree sized shrubs. At Killarney National Park, we saw the oldest in the area, at 200 years. A beast of a grove of a flowering tree.

    A short walk to a huntsman's cottage turned tea room, a jaunt in a jaunting cart, a waterfall, a castle, a walled garden, a rock garden, and a prehistoric copper mine made for an intensely scenic day at Killarney. At the hunter's cottage, it was time to try a scone, with a pot of tea and milk, topped with fresh devonshire cream. It's perfectly clear where myths of leprechauns and fairies arise. One expects to see them under every mossy rock around each trickling stream bursting with lush tropical looking flowers.

    The copper mine, reputedly in use since 2500 BC, is also a site for young Irish children to lose their ball in a small bog, retrieving it with a crooked stick, and not a little fear and drama.

    Do the jaunting cart drivers wear golf caps just to lure tourists on their search for charming Irishness, or just because they like them? Either way, we are satisfied.
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  • Day17

    Titanic Blarney

    June 15, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    The chapel in Cobh has 49 bells, which ring beautifully keeping time all day. Coming into the city, the incredibly steep hill taking me down to the water make me think of SanFrancisco, although I've never been there.

    Cobh`s claim to fame though, is not the brighly painted buildings on slanted streets. It's the fact that it was the last stop before the Titanic went to sea. After breakfast, before heading out of town, we stopped in at the Titanic Experience, where we stood on the actual deck, in front of the same Georgian style window, where the original passengers would've been seen off. A true study in opulence, and everything gone wrong. Thinking over such an accumulation of bad decisions was more moving than I expected.

    Every town and bridge and window in Ireland is bursting with flowers right now. But that certainly did not prepare me for the beautiful grounds of Blarney Castle. Even Ireland's only Poison Garden looked inviting when sun dappled on those immaculately kept grounds. I certainly could've spent much more time there, an probably would've, if not for the need for eloquence. Up steep stone spiral steps, and around the ramparts we waited in line like some ancient theme park goers, to lay down on our backs and bend off a grate to kiss the blarney stone upside down.

    Signs all over the castle explained, Blarney is not baloney. It is merely the varnishing of the truth. You can tell me if it worked.
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  • Day34

    Cobh, Ireland

    July 12, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We got off in the morning again before Jackson had to go back to work. We wandered around and spent 2 hours hunting for Kennedy keepsakes with the coat of arms on it. We found lots of places with magnets, coasters, keychains, etc. But a lot of places were sold out of Kennedy. I did eventually find and decided on a pin for my camera bag.
    During our exploring we found lots of references to the titanic. With Cobh being it’s last port of call there’s a museum, memorial and lots of souvenirs regarding the titanic. Yesterday I would have liked to go to the titanic museum which was built where the titanic was built but didn’t have time.
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  • Day18


    September 5, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 54 °F

    At 8:47 am shot of MacCroom Castle, birthplace of Sir William Penn, father of the founder of Pennsylvania. It is also the castle from which Michael Collins left on the day of his assassination by anti-treaty IRA forces. On the way I photographed a Celtic cross marking one of the famine graveyards. In the morning we visited Blarney Castle. Some went to kiss the Blarney Stone, but Glenda and enjoyed walking along the river walk then the woodland walk at the castle. We arrived in Cobh and lunched at the White Star Bar, in the building that housed the White Star Lines office. Then Glenda and I walked to the quayside where the Royal Princess brought us just four months past. We went to "the Titanic Experience." We drove to Dooley's Hotel in Waterford, arriving at 5:00 pm. Two other tour coaches had just arrived and the lobby looked like a circus. We will have the walking tour at 6:00 pm, and dinner here in the hotel at 7:30 pm. David told us of one Thomas Francis Meagher (pronounced Mahr) who fought in Waterford's rebellion in the 1840's, designed the Irish tricolor, was arrested and sent to Tasmania, made his way to California, then to New York, became Chief of Police, organized a unit that fought for the Union in the Civil War, became Governor of Montana, and was later presented to Queen Victoria as one of her former prisoners. The Queen was not amused. Before supper guide Jack led us on a walking tour of Waterford. It is a Viking town with one building, Reginald's tower going back to the year 1002. It is the oldest building in continuous use in Britain. There is a replica of a Viking vessel there. A shopping center downtown is built upon the site of a Viking village that was extensively excavated before construction resumed. We also saw the ruins of the Dominican monastery. The Catholic Church here is the oldest in Ireland, built in 1798. The English King and the Pope, who had been enemies since Henry VIII suddenly discovered that the French Revolution posed a common threat, and they became allies against it. The King thereafter allowed Catholic churches to be built. Good conversation at supper with Lance and Jerry about the pervasive intrusion of government into the private lives of citizens. We all agreed that there is no longer any privacy for anyone in a developed nation. Incidentally, as I was writing these travel notes tonight I realized that today marks my fiftieth anniversary as a Christian. I made a sincere profession of faith at Northside Baptist Church on September 5, 1965, the day before I started school at Harding High in Charlotte.Read more

  • Day113

    Titanic Musume

    July 18, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Today we visited the Titanic musume!
    It is located in Cobh a water front town and it was the last place the Titanic docked before it sunk.
    The musume is simply amazing! It allows you to interact with the times and even gives you a guest name on arrival who you follow through out the tour and at the end find out there fate!
    It was simply an amazing experience!
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