10 Things to Do in Cobh That You Shouldn't Miss

October 31, 2017 Hana Mouser

Cobh (/ˈkoʊv/ KOHV,  Irish: An Cóbh), known from 1849 until 1920 as Queenstown, is a tourist seaport town on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland. Cobh is on the south side of Great Island in Cork Harbour and is home to Ireland's only dedicated cruise terminal. Tourism in the area draws on the maritime and emigration legacy of the town - including its association with the RMS Titanic, which was built in Belfast.
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1. Cobh Cathedral

Cathedral Terrace, Cobh None, Ireland +353 21 481 3222
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4.5 based on 933 reviews

Cobh Cathedral

Reviewed By angeleyes27 - Marlton, New Jersey

This Cathedral looks out over the waterfront. It has beautiful stained glass windows and is ornate inside. Outside has magnificent spires. It is free to enter. It is not as ornate as York or St Paul’s Cathedral but still nice to see. There is a gift shop on the side street next to the Cathedral which only accepts cash.

2. Cobh Heritage Centre

Lower Road, Cobh P24 CY67, Ireland +353 21 481 3591
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4.5 based on 863 reviews

Cobh Heritage Centre

The story of Irish emigration- from the indentured servants and forced labour who left for the Colonies and the West Indies in the 17th century, the early emigrants to Canada and the U.S.the Great famine and the transportation of convicts to Australia . Learn about our maritime history,the hardship and the heartbreak. Find the stories and learn the connection between Cobh and the Titanic and the Lusitania. A facinating, educational and emotional journey through our past. "Walk in the footsteps" of our emigrant ancestors in this restored Victorian building.

Reviewed By Karrie24 - Perth, Australia

Located on the waterfront of Cobh the Heritage Centre is an absolute gem and must do on the list of many things to see and do whilst in Ireland The history and stories of migration were extremely well displayed and the staff were very friendly...MoreKarrie, Many thanks for your wonderful review, delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition and found it interesting and informative. Kind regards Jack walsh

3. Birds of Prey Educational Centre

Trabolgan Holiday Centre, Midleton, Ireland +353 21 466 1551
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5 based on 129 reviews

Birds of Prey Educational Centre

Reviewed By Magpie35 - Cork, Ireland

I have been here a few times and love the whole buzz of the wildlife. The Staff are great and really are customer centered around what they do. If in Trabolgan its a must seeThank you for taking the time to review our Educational Centre. We really do appreciate it. More importantly thank you for continuing to support us, We look forward to welcoming you anytime. Kindest regards. Sam.

4. Spike Island

Cobh, Ireland
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4.5 based on 86 reviews

Spike Island

Reviewed By smpja - Bundaberg

Being Australian and having visited many convict facilities in Tasmania (the arrival point for many convicts from the UK), touring their departure point was very interesting.
The facilities and grounds do make an interesting tour. Could have spent more time here as the complex is more extensive than first appears.

5. Camden Fort Meagher

Camden Fort Meagher Camden Road | cork Ireland, Cork, Ireland +353 85 850 1483
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4.5 based on 262 reviews

Camden Fort Meagher

Reviewed By TonyKonTiki - Dublin, Ireland

We visited here today with The Italian Car Club of Ireland on a fundraising trip in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. The weather was perfect. The staff there are wonderful, very knowledgeable and so helpful. We'll be back, without the great parking next time! A must see must do visit. Highly recommended.

6. Annie Moore Statue

Westbourne Place | Waterfront, Cobh, Ireland
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4.5 based on 283 reviews

Annie Moore Statue

Reviewed By Judith38Cork_Ireland - Cork, Ireland

My family were in Cobh and we were drawn to this statue of Annie Moore with her brothers.
Annie Moore was the first passenger to be processed at Ellis Island in America, when it officially opened on January 1, 1892.
Annie and her two younger brothers (Anthony & Phillip) had sailed from Cobh to the USA, on the S.S. Nevada. They left their native Irish shores on December 20, 1891 with 148 steerage passengers then spent 12 days at sea.
It must have been a strange journey for such a young family, knowing that they would never return to their homeland and yet looking forward with hope to the promise of a future, away from poverty, famine and hardship.
They finally arrived in New York on New Year's eve 1891 to start their new life.

7. University College Cork (UCC)

University College Cork | Western road, Cork, Ireland +353 21 490 1876
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4.5 based on 825 reviews

University College Cork (UCC)

University College Cork is one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities. It boasts a vibrant, modern campus with a student experience second to none in Ireland. A learning community where the student is at the heart of everything and the special relationship between student and lecturer is primary to our unique ethos. The campus is located a mere ten minutes walk from the heart of Cork city, a former European Capital of Culture. Cork is listed as a top ten location in the Lonely Planet guide which states it “has always had an unshakeable self-confidence and innate sense of pride”, a description which is equally applicable to the University itself

Reviewed By SunnyHarry - Cork, Ireland

Very peaceful serene Victorian grounds great place to step back in time and getaway from the hussel bussel of the city. Free tours daily.

8. Titanic Experience Cobh

20 Roger Casement Square | White Star Line Building, Cobh, Ireland +353 21 481 4412
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Titanic Experience Cobh

Titanic Experience Cobh is a permanent visitor centre, located in the original White Star Line Ticket Office in the centre of Cobh town (formally known as Queenstown) in what was the departure point for the final 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic. Our visitor experience is presented in two parts. The first is an exciting immersive audio visual tour retracing the steps of the 123 passengers who boarded Titanic from Queenstown on April 11th 1912. Experience their anticipation of the long journey ahead and their new life waiting in America. With Fourth Officer Boxall as your virtual guide and using innovative audio visual technology and replica set designs, ‘passengers’ will experience what life would have been like on board for those 123 Queenstown Passengers. Passengers will share the excitement of boarding the most Luxurious liner of her time and feel the horror of the tragedy on that fateful night on the 15th April 1912.

Reviewed By angeleyes27 - Marlton, New Jersey

I have been to the Vegas Titanic museum and the one in Halifax where the Titanic victims were taken and buried so it is fitting that I visit this site as well where the Titanic picked up passengers before setting sail. Very tragic and unsettling...MoreDear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your trip to Titanic Experience Cobh. We really appreciate it! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us so much. Kind Regards, The Titanic Experience Cobh Team.

9. Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Island, Cork, Ireland +353 21 481 2678
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park is Cork's most visited Tourist Attraction and has been awarded best family day out in Cork and Munster. The Park is set on 70 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour only 15 minutes from Cork City (top 10 in the best cities to visit in the Lonely Planet guide's 'Best in Travel 2010').The park is not like an ordinary zoo; here you can come face to face with free roaming animals & birds from all parts of the world. So whether it's a kangaroo that hops in front of you or a ring tailed lemur which jumps down from a tree, each visit is sure to bring its own fantastic memories.In addition to the wonderful array of free roaming animals, visitors also have the opportunity to see highly endangered species such as the Rothschild giraffe, European Bison, Lion Tailed Macaque and Scimitar Horned Oryx, most of them without the obstacle of fenced-in exhibits.This is the most spectacular aspect of Fota Wildlife Park, and is the reason you'll want to spend a full day exploring Ireland's Wildest Attraction.

Reviewed By jamjo1 - County Limerick, Ireland

Such a great day out, beautiful wildlife park with huge open enclosures for the animals, did not feel like a zoo. Animals look extremely well looked after and had plenty of places to hide away from the public even though many came out close. The tiger enclosure is particularly well designed, very impressive!!
Great day out, reasonable value and lovely paths to walk around the park which is a nice size, the entire park has a nice path and is very accessable too.

10. Lusitania Memorial

Kilgarvan, Cobh, Ireland
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

Lusitania Memorial

Reviewed By JnVSydney - Sydney

This is one of the many attractions on the self guided historic walking tour of Cobh. The memorial located in the square near the town hall, is quite touching, for a very tragic event in history. To complete the visit, we visited the mass grave of the Lusitania just outside of town.

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