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Jameson Experience in County Cork
"Make you own way to the old Midleton Distillery which is located in Midleton around a 15-minute drive from the city of Cork. Between April and mid-October there is a public bus service from St Patrick’s Quay.Begin by watching an informative video that will introduce you to the story of Jameson. The long-standing brand has been producing Irish whiskey for more than 230 years. After getting up to spe talk a walk through the old distillery in the company of an expert guide. Some of the buildings here date back as far as the late 18th century and although the distillery is no longer functioning much of the equipment and features have been carefully preserved and restored.As you walk through the historical buildings see old kilns
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Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin
"Leaving the city of Dublin behind you'll set off on board a luxury air-conditioned coach and watch the landscape change from Dublin's urban cityscape to the rolling green hills that typify the Irish countryside. Your day trip will drive through several areas of interest including the Galtee Mountains and the Curragh in County Kildare which is home to Ireland's National Stud Farm and is famous as a sporting region.Passing south through County Tipperary your tour will reach Blarney Castle by late morning. This beautiful medieval castle is home to one of Ireland's best loved treasures - the fascinating Blarney Stone
From EUR56.00
 
Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour
"Known as Ireland’s second capital Cork is rich with old historic churches and houses that have been around for hundreds of years. This audio tour will immerse you in its historical quays and pathways that will lead you to its famous St Patrick’s Street it's enchanting English Market and the charming church of St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral. You’ll see an abundance of traditional Irish pubs restaurants and hear traditional music as you walk through the magical city of Cork. Be sure to bask in the charismatic lifestyle of the Irish! You will also see the Queen's Old Castle French Church Street the famous Cork Butter Museum
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Day trip: Cobh

Next to Blarney, a trip to Cobh is the other popular day trip destination from Cobh. This cute town has been Corks gateway to the sea - as well as the gateway to the world to svereal millions of Irish emigrants. The city has an emphasis of two ship disasters which were linked to it: The sinking of the Titanic and the sinking of the Lusitania. That means that there are several museums related to those stories as well as an excellent walking tour. Add some 19th century architecture (including an out of size - cathedral) and a seaview and you'll get an idea why Cobh as one of the most visited places in this region.
 
Between Cork and Cobh, there are hourly trains running in each direction, calling at Fota which can be a nice day trip destination as well. The travel time is around 30 minutes. For further tips and details on Cobh, please visit my Cobh site.

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Cobh - last port of call for the Titanic

Cobh (formerly know as Queenstown) was the last port of call for the Titanic and is home to the 'Queenstown Story' featuring information both on the Titanic & the thousands of Irish people who emigrated to the 'New World' from here.

The 'Queenstown Story' is open from 9.30 to 5.00 Monday to Friday (9.30 to 6.00 on Saturday and 11.00 to 6.00 on Sundays and Bank Holidays) in Summer (shorter opening hours in Winter) and costs €7.10 (€4.00 for children or €20.00 for a famility ticket of 2 adults and up to 4 children). Last admissions are one hour before closing time.

A word of warning though - this is not a place that will keep young children amused for very long, so if you've got children in tow head for Fota wildlife park (see my other tips) instead.

The town itself is also worth a wander round & is dominated by St Colman's Cathedral on the hill, from where you can get good views of Cork Harbour.

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Jul 22, 2010

A fascinating town

Cobh - formerly Queenstown - has a fascinating history. It was the departure point for many Irish emigrants leaving the country to seek a new life in the United States, and the full story of these people is told at The Queenstown Story, down on the quayside. This is a superb museum, and really gives an insight into why people left Ireland and what they went on to. Outside the museum stands a statue of Annie Moore - the first emigrant to be processed at Ellis Island - and her brothers.

You can pick up a walking guide to Cobh at the tourist information office and it's worth spending a few hours following the trail. It takes you to key places in the town's history, in particular those associated with the terrible shipping disasters, the Lusitania and the Titanic. Many of those rescued from the Lusitania in 1915 were brought to the town for shelter. Those who were not so fortunate rest in the graveyard on the outskirts of town. We were lucky enough to meet a local man at the cemetery who had spent years researching the stories of those buried in the graveyard, and he kindly spent quite some time with us telling us about some of the 'inhabitants'. It sounds an odd way to spend an afternoon, but such an interesting one!

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Rachael71
May 01, 2007

Harbour village Cobh

Take a train to the harbour village Cobh.
Cobh is a plesant town with steep streets which guide you to the famous St. Coleman's Cathedral.
Moreover Cobh has one of the largest harbours anywhere, therefore it was the last port of call for the Titanic. A memorial for the people who died on the Titanic is placed near the harbour (see photo).
At that time the name of Cobh was Queenstown.

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Dec 03, 2002
 
 
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Cobh

Commanding panoramic views of one of the finest natural harbours in the world, the tiny fishing village of Cobh was virtually unknown up to the early 1800's. Now Cobh's unique origins, its history and the legacy are dramaticaly recalled at the Queenstown story - a multimedia exhibition at Cobh's Victorian Railway station.

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Aug 25, 2002

CARILLON CONCERT at St....

CARILLON CONCERT at St. Colman's Cathedral every Sunday May through August at 4:30 pm. After the concert there is an opportunity to meet the carilloneur. It is free.
The resident carilloneur, Mr. Gebruers, is very enthusiastic and brings guest musicians from all over Europe. The carillon has 49 bells, which makes it quite versatile. The stained glass windows are impressive.

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Aug 24, 2002

In Cobh, you should take the...

In Cobh, you should take the 'Titanic Trail' walking tour, leaving from the Commodore Hotel at 11 am daily during the season. You can also buy a booklet at the Tourist Centre for Pd. 4.95 and go on your own. The walking tour takes between 90 minutes and 3 hours, depending on whether you linger or not. Be sure to see the Heritage Center, Mansworth's Bar, and the colorful Westview 'pack of card' row houses.
Great amount of history related to immigration, the Titanic, and the Lusitana. The people are very friendly, and one can engage the locals in conversation.

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