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Skip the Line: The Queenstown Story Tour at Cobh Heritage Centre
"The Queenstown Story is a very emotive interesting and educational experience. It tells the story of Cobh's history and legacy dealing with events in Irish and world history that have a close connection with Cobh. The main theme is the story of Irish Emigration how and why it happened and how it still stirs emotion with descendants of those people. The story of how Irish men women and children were sent as convicts to Australia and the conditions they had to endure. Cobh has one of the finest nartural harbors in the world and therefore the exhibition has a maritime theme also and it recalls the close association between Cobh"""A very moving and interesting exhibition that will leave the visitor with an emotional and memorable experience. The exhibition deals with the story of Irish emigration in its various forms- voluntary indentured servitude and forced labor- and the conditions that these emigrants had to deal with. The Great Famine which had a profound effect on the Irish people and left a lasting legacy on this country will also covered. The transportation of convicts
From EUR10.00
 
The 1916 Dublin Tour - Beyond Barricades
"From the moment guests arrive at the first stop they are thrown into the midst of Easter 1916 as prominent Irish republican Helena Moloney who fought front and centre during the rebellion guides them onto the bus in the midst of the sounds of gunfire and commotion. Thus begins a thought-provoking and interactive 90 minute tour taking in some of the most prominent scenes of Easter Monday 1916 and its direct aftermath including City Hall Dublin Castle St. Stephen’s Green
From EUR25.00
 
Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
"Board the Dublin hop-on hop-off bus at any point along the route. With more than 30 centrally located stops to choose from you can create your own sightseeing agenda. Two routes are included with your ticket: the Purple Route which lasts for 1.5 hours and traverses the heart of central Dublin and the Pink Route which lasts for 30 minutes and covers the thriving Docklands area.For a leisurely experience stay on for the full loop on both routes listening to your onboard guide as you travel. If you fancy exploring by foot
From EUR19.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Cobh

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The Heyday of the Transatlantic Liner.

The final section of the Queenstown Story is definitely upbeat and a welcome change in tone from all the previous doom and gloom. Now we have a recreated deck to stroll on, posters of liners to feast...
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The Titanic and The Lusitania

The third section of the Queenstown Story deals in great depth with the sinking of the Titanic and the Lusitania. A movie recreates the excitement and expectation of the emigrants waiting in Cobh for...
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The Queenstown Story - Transportation

Transportation is a euphemism for conviction and sentencing to imprisonment in the colonies, principally Australia. If conditions on the 'coffin' ships were bad, they were nothing compared to the...
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The Queenstown Story - Emigration

I've deliberately put the Queenstown Story under the 'off the beaten track section' of this travel page because I think it overshadows everything else in Cobh and leaves people with images of death...
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Fota - Take two trips instead of one.

Fota House, Gardens and Wildlife Park is one of East Cork's principal visitor attractions. While well worth visiting on their own behalf, it's possible to combine a visit here with your trip to Cobh...
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Top Things to Do in Cobh

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St. Colman's Cathedral

The Cathedral has its roots in the diocese of Cloyne which was moved to Cobh in 1769. At this time, the repression on the Catholic church was still subject to repressions and it was not until the 19th...
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The Queenstown Story

Cobh, named Queenstown between , has been long associated with the age of ocean steamliners and the Irish emigration of the late 19th and early 20th century. It was in this time that the city was...
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Heritage Centre

If your an American of Irish descent visiting Cobh, you are probably here to see where your family departed from Ireland. I am of Irish descent, but my family immigrated from the port in Dublin. My...
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The Lusitania Memorial

Although the Titanic drives more tourists to the sights of Cobh, the sinking of the Lusitania (1915) has deeper roots in the citiys memory. When the Ocean Liner was sunk by a German submarine off the...
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The Titanic Memorial

Though the sinking of the Lusitania evokes more memories in the history of Cobh, the sinking of the Titanic is also associated with this harbour town. Cobh (then Queenstown) was the last port of call...
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Fota Island

Fota Island is a 780 acre island that is just outside of the island that Cobh is on in Cork Harbour. There is a golf course and golf club where you can get a light lunch. They also have a great...
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"A Town With Too Many Memories"
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"Cobh, Ireland"
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"Cobh"
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"3 million irish are wrong !"
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"Cobh - Ireland's former gateway to the new world"
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