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Cobh, formerly called Queenstown, is located in Cork’s city harbour, a mere 30-minutes’ drive from Cork itself.

If you feel you’ve heard the name before, it is because it is known worldwide for being the last port of call of the infamous maiden and last journey of the Titanic in 1912.

One of the major attractions of the town is the Titanic Experience, located in a former White Star Line ticket office by the waterside. Here, you can follow in the steps of the 123 passengers who bought tickets to the Titanic from this very same spot.

At the nearby Cobh Heritage Centre, visitors can also learn about the big role that Cobh played in the mass emigration of Irish people. From 1848 through 1950, nearly a third of the six million Irish men and women who left for North America set sail from this harbour.

Otherwise, take a walk around the city centre and simply enjoy the harbour views and pretty buildings, many built in beautiful Victorian style. The St Colman’s Cathedral is also worth a visit, as it contains a 49-bell Carillon, the only instrument of its kind in Ireland.

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