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Cork, Ireland

Cork
Ireland

Cobh (pronounced cove) is a small port town on the south coast of Ireland located near Cork and Blarney Castle. Cobh was the last port visited by the Titanic.

Useful Information

Language

English

Tips

5% to 10% will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis.

Currency

EUR
Euro

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Time difference

UTC: 0

from New York: +5h

from San Francisco: +7h

from London: None

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)
Precipitations
Minimum
Maximum
(mminch)
January
337
846
1315.25
February
337
846
983.75
March
439
1050
983.75
April
541
1254
773.00
May
745
1457
823.25
June
1050
1763
813.25
July
1254
1966
793.00
August
1254
1966
973.75
September
1050
1763
953.75
October
846
1355
1385.50
November
541
1050
1204.75
December
439
948
1335.25

Where is located the Port of Cork Cruise Terminal

The Ports of Cobh and Cork are managed by the port of Cork autorities. You will dock at Cobh which is located 23 km from Cork. In Cobh, you will be at the foot of the city and just in front of the train station. On the other hand, if there are several ships at the port, you may be docked at Ringaskiddy (or even anchored). Smaller boats can make it to Cork.

Travelling around the Cork Cruise Port

To get to Cork, trains run regularly from the station next to the pier. Trains run every half hour and the journey takes 25 minutes. When cruise ships are in port of call, additional trains are usually provided. Kent Station is located northeast of Cork city centre and you will have to cross the Lee River to get into town. The train ticket entitles you to a discount for the Hop-on Hop-off tourist bus from Cork.
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Activities in Cork

Landmarks

Titanic & Lusitania Memorials

This monument is located in the square in Cobh

Cobh Cathedral

Built in 1868 and completed in 1915, this granite and limestone cathedral has 42 bells.

St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral

This gothic-inspired cathedral features medieval mosaics, sculpture and gargoyles.

Shandon Church

The bell tower of this church is the symbol of the city.

Cork Prison

Cork Gaol is a former prison that can be visited and is located on the outskirts of Cork.

Blarney Castle

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McCarthy clan castle that contains the Blarney Stone, a stone that gives the power of eloquence if kissed. A long line forms to climb into the tower and kiss the stone.

Historical sites

Fort Elisabeth

An interesting view of the city.

Youghal

Among the last medieval fortified town in Ireland.

Museums

The Queenstown Story

A museum that present the history of the region. Located near the train station.

Cobh Museum

Museum on the city of Cobh and its history.

Lewis Gluckman Gallery

Museum of International Art located in a modern building on the grounds of the University of Cork.

Muckross House

This 19th century manor house has beautiful gardens, an ethnological museum and a craft workshop. Its interior is furnished in the style of the Victorian era. (3 hours from Cobh)

Nature

Killarney National Park

This national park covers more than 100 square km and offers spectacular scenery (3 hours from Cobh)

Activities

Titanic Experience

A very interesting exhibition about the Titanic, located in the former offices of the White Star Line.

Jameson Distillery

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Discover the history of this distillery and taste their products.

Family activities

Titanic Trail

A walking tour about the Titanic and the history of Cork Harbour (book online in advance)

Nearby

Kinsale

Fisherman’s harbour where you can find 18th century houses. This is where the Lusitania was torpedoed by a Uboat during World War II.