Cobh, Ireland

by Jake Winter July. 27, 2020 210 views

One of the most picturesque stops among a plethora of beautifully quaint and maintained towns and villages peppered along the amazing south coast of Ireland, Cobh was the final boarding port of the Titanic on its maiden voyage before its demise in the North Atlantic Ocean.

With St. Coleman's Cathedral looming from the top of the town, the waterfront attracts locals and tourists alike to soak up Cobhs charm, with its main streets littered with bars and cafes.

With St. Coleman's Cathedral looming from the top of the town, the waterfront attracts locals and tourists alike to soak up Cobhs charm, with its main streets littered with bars and cafes.

Although Kinsale is seen as either the start or the end of the Wild Atlantic Way route, Cobhs tiered streets are certainly worth the extra hour drive east.

Although Kinsale is seen as either the start or the end of the Wild Atlantic Way route, Cobhs tiered streets are certainly worth the extra hour drive east.

The "Deck of Cards" houses; offering the perfect postcard photo opportunity with the cathedral serving as the backdrop.

The "Deck of Cards" houses; offering the perfect postcard photo opportunity with the cathedral serving as the backdrop.

Colourful terraced houses dotted all around the town make for countless beautiful scenes

Colourful terraced houses dotted all around the town make for countless beautiful scenes

The red brick chimney stack at the end of Lynch's quay is a throwback to old industry and unmissable in Cobhs skyline.

The red brick chimney stack at the end of Lynch's quay is a throwback to old industry and unmissable in Cobhs skyline.

Spike Island is one of the main tourist attractions in Cobh. Home to Fort Mitchel, it was one of the largest prisons in the British Empire during the 19th Century and used as a prominent garrison during the Irish War of Independence. In recent years it has been converted into a heritage site.

Spike Island is one of the main tourist attractions in Cobh. Home to Fort Mitchel, it was one of the largest prisons in the British Empire during the 19th Century and used as a prominent garrison during the Irish War of Independence. In recent years it has been converted into a heritage site.

Cobh has its own Titanic Experience and memorials at the site of the original ticketing office on the waterfront. The Experience offers a virtual tour of the Titanic and the journeys of individual passengers as well as a full exhibit.

Cobh has its own Titanic Experience and memorials at the site of the original ticketing office on the waterfront. The Experience offers a virtual tour of the Titanic and the journeys of individual passengers as well as a full exhibit.

Cobh maintains its distinct Victorian Era influence, and was called Queenstown under British Rule. The aesthetic Victorian architecture offers the backdrop to this dilapidated house in ruin.

Cobh maintains its distinct Victorian Era influence, and was called Queenstown under British Rule. The aesthetic Victorian architecture offers the backdrop to this dilapidated house in ruin.

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