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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.

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Language

English

Currency

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Euro

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Time difference

UTC: 0

from New York: +5h

from San Francisco: +7h

from London: None

Tips

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

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Maximum
(mminch)
January
3 37
8 46
1315.25
February
3 37
8 46
983.75
March
4 39
10 50
983.75
April
5 41
12 54
773.00
May
7 45
14 57
823.25
June
10 50
17 63
813.25
July
12 54
19 66
793.00
August
12 54
19 66
973.75
September
10 50
17 63
953.75
October
8 46
13 55
1385.50
November
5 41
10 50
1204.75
December
4 39
9 48
1335.25

Where is locate the Port of Cork

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 port of Cork

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.

Activities in Cork

Landmarks

Titanic & Lusitania Memorials

This monument is located in the square in Cobh

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

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

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

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

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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

An interesting view of the city.

Among the last medieval fortified town in Ireland.

Museums

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

Museum on the city of Cobh and its history.

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

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

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

Activities

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

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Discover the history of this distillery and taste their products.

Family activities

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

Nearby

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

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