travel42 Port Guide: Cobh

Cobh travel42 Port of Call Guide

Set on an island in Cork Harbor, on the country's south coast, Cobh was Ireland's main port of emigration in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The first transatlantic steamship sailed from there in 1838. Cobh was also the last port of call of the Titanic and the place where survivors of the Lusitania were taken ashore. It was once known as Queenstown in honor of a visit by Queen Victoria in 1849, but it reverted to its original Irish name of Cobh (pronounced ‘cove') in 1922.


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