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Cobh, Ireland


View of Cobh from a cruise ship

Introduction

Cobh (pronounced Cove) is a small town on the south coast of Ireland famous as the last port visited by the Titanic. Cobh is close to the city of Cork and also Blarney Castle, the home of the Blarney Stone.

Where You're Docked

Ships dock in town across from the main railway station in town.


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Money and Tipping

Ireland's currency is the Euro (EUR). It is common to leave a small tip (5-10%) when eating at restaurants or taking a taxi.

Local Transportation

To get to to Cork, trains run regularly from the station beside the pier. Trains run every half hour, fare is €5.50 return (Dec 2011) and the journey takes 25 minutes. When cruise ships are in, extra trains are usually scheduled. Cork Kent Railway station is northeast of the city center and you will need to cross the River Lee to get into town. Buses for Blarney leave from Parnell Place beside the bus terminal in Cork. Take bus 224 or 235. Fare is €2.30 (Dec 2011) one way and journey time is 25 minutes.

Hotels

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Sights

Blarney Castle - The queues are usually pretty long to kiss the Blarney Stone so it's best to get in line right away and explore the grounds after. Entry fee is €10 (Dec 2011). http://www.blarneycastle.ie

Cork

  • Saint Fin barres Cathedral - The local cathedral. Entry €4 (Dec 2011).
  • English Market - A historic food market
  • Elizabeth Fort - A 17th century fort. Enter from east wall on Fort St.

Cobh

  • The Queenstown Story - A museum highlighting the history of the area. Beside the railway station. Entry fee €7.50 (Dec 2011)
  • Titanic & Lusitania Memorials - can be found in the squares in Cobh.
  • Cobh Cathedral - The local cathedral in Cobh.

Shopping & Restaurants

Cork - Patrick St is the main street with plenty of shops and restaurants. Merchants Quay is a large mall and there is a Tesco supermarket at Paul St Shopping Centre.

Cobh - There are plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants along the harbor. There are two small supermarkets here. A farmer's market is set up on the promenade Friday mornings 10am - 2pm.

Be sure to have a pint of fresh Guinness!

Internet

Try restaurants, pubs and cafes for free WiFi.

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Cobh

Cork

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