CobhApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

Cobh (pronounced "cove") has for centuries been associated with the sea. Located within Cork Harbor - one of the finest natural harbors in the world, it was a British naval base until 1937. It was renamed Queenstown in 1849 at the time of a visit by Queen Victoria, before reverting to its original name this century. It is from here that over 2.5 million Irish people emigrated around the world, many to the USA. During the Napoleonic Wars in the 1800's, hundreds of sailing vessels could be seen at a time in the harbor. When trans-Atlantic travel became more popular in the latter part of the last century and up to today, Cobh was/is a stopping point for many of the world’s greatest ocean liners including the QE II. The Sirius, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic from East, sailed from Cobh in 1838. Cobh was the last port of call of the ill-fated Titanic in 1912.