Cobh Road

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  • Day103

    Cobh (Cove)

    December 15, 2016 in Ireland

    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. One 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 Karl next to the Titanic museum is called Kennedy park in Irish pride if JFK. It was a lovely place with lots of interesting history.Read more

  • Day103

    The Titantic museum

    December 15, 2016 in Ireland

    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

  • Day34

    Cobh, Ireland

    July 12 in Ireland

    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.Read more

  • Day5

    More Spike Island

    July 10, 2016 in Ireland

    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.

  • Day16

    Cobh is pronounced "Cove"

    June 14, 2015 in Ireland

    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

    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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  • Day113

    Titanic Musume

    July 18, 2015 in Ireland

    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!

  • Day113

    Spike Island

    July 18, 2015 in Ireland

    Today we took the ferry accross to Spike Island. The Island housed one of Irelands longest running prisons, and houses many military units.
    It was a out of the normal experience to step into the modern cells which closed in 2012. And to see the older structure of the prison.

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