Cobh

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Cobh featuring a coastal town, heritage architecture and a bay or harbour

This southern town was the final departure point of the doomed Titanic, a history it has kept alive with heritage centers, events and Titanic-themed experiences.

Cobh, pronounced “Cove,” was formerly known as the busy port of Queenstown. The small town thanks its modern fame to an event that made world history. On April 11, 1912, the RMS Titanic sailed from Cobh with more than 2,200 people on its fatal first and final voyage.

The Titanic was constructed in Belfast and the “unsinkable” ship’s legacy is marked in various ways throughout Cobh. Visit the small memorial in Westbourne Place, enter the Titanic Experience in the old White Star Line ticket office, or join a guided Titanic tour.

Find happier tales of the sea at the Cobh Heritage Center. Learn about the 2.5 million people who emigrated from this town to the U.S. A statue near the harbor commemorates Annie Moore, who, in 1892, became the first immigrant to be admitted through the U.S. Ellis Island welcome center.

While steeped in history, the town remains a busy port today. As Ireland's only dedicated cruise terminal, Cobh welcomes cruise ships from all over the globe. Due to the large influx of visitors, Cobh is well equipped for the tourist market. For locally produced wares, historic artifacts and history insights, visit the Cobh Museum, Museum of Irish Emigration, St. Colman's Cathedral and Tregan Craft Center. Afterward, visit one of the many restaurants, pubs and shops.

To see more of Cobh Harbour’s natural bay, book a cruise to nearby Spike Island. This is just a 20-minute trip from Kennedy Pier.

Cobh also has many annual events. Cobh People's Regatta takes over the town for an entire August weekend. There is free music at the Summer Swing Series, a season-long program. In September, Cobh hosts the Deep Sea Angling Festival.

Situated in the south of Ireland, Cobh is a 30-minute drive from Cork Airport and slightly less by train from Cork. Visit in the summer months from May to August when the sun is likely to shine often and the climate is warm. Or, make an off-peak visit to be first in line for attractions; you’ll always find ample indoor activities to enjoy if the weather is inclement.

Commodore Hotel
Commodore Hotel
3 out of 5
Westbourne Place, Cobh, Cork
The price is €110 per night from 7 Jun to 8 Jun
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Cobh. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (576 reviews)
"Room was at the back of the hotel,it was clean but very dark.We looked late and didnt look for sea view but the view to the back yard was a total mess,if I had a shovel and a paint brush 😏"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2022

Commodore Hotel
Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites
Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites
3 out of 5
Bishop's Road, Spy Hill, Cobh, Cork
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €154 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Cobh. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (177 reviews)
"excellent and welcoming staff"

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites
Robin Hill House
Robin Hill House
4 out of 5
Lake Road, Rushbrooke, Cobh, County Cork, W8P-11-FD8
The price is €129 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach B&B in Cobh. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (90 reviews)
"Excellent food, lovely room, pleasant atmosphere."

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2022

Robin Hill House
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Lee Point
Lee Point
3 out of 5
Brewery Quarter, South Main Street, Cork, T12 K52F
The price is €105 per night from 8 Jun to 9 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Cork. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Blarney Castle and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (17 reviews)
great central city location
"Lee point is in an ideal location for central cork city. The rooms were a good size and nicely decorated. my room had a good view of the river. Staff on the reception were extremely helpful and very welcoming."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2021

Lee Point
Stunning Harbour Views, Huge Terrace for al fresco dining & BBQ
Stunning Harbour Views, Huge Terrace for al fresco dining & BBQ
Cobh, County Cork
Stay at this villa in Cobh. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Cork Harbour and St. Colman's Cathedral are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great time
"Awesome property, great hosts."

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2019

Stunning Harbour Views, Huge Terrace for al fresco dining & BBQ
The Post House
The Post House
3 out of 5
23 Main Street, Kinsale, County Cork, P17 HD50
The price is €180 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this property in Kinsale. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Kinsale Regional Museum and Courthouse and Saint Multose ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
"Good location"

Reviewed on 22 May 2022

The Post House
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