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 here 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.

Toda...

travel42 Want to read the full Cobh travel42 Review? travel42 features professionally written reviews of more than 300 cruise ships, 78 cruise lines and more than 3,000 hotels in nearly 200 popular cruise embarkation ports worldwide, plus 7,000 additional destination hotels. Visit www.travel-42.com or call 1.866.566.8136 to learn more about subscribing.