Cobh Heritage Centre
A dramatic exhibition of The Origins, History and Legacy of Cobh. A unique Irish Port Town. Cobh is situated on the southern shore of the Great Island in one of the world’s finest natural harbours. Between 1848 and 1950, over 6 million adults and children emigrated from Ireland – over 2.5 million from Cobh, making it the single most important port of emigration in the country. Cobh was the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic. Later the steamers and ocean liners continued carrying the Irish to new lives and new lands.
New exhibitions for 2012 include the Building of the Titanic, the White Star Line Collection and Female Convict Transportation. Cobh Heritage Centre now offers a geneology service, our staff can assist you in tracing your Irish Ancestors.
|Address:||Deepwater Quay, Cobh, County Cork|
|Location:||Cobh, 15 miles from Cork City|
|Season:||All Year (closed 2 weeks at Christmas)|
|Open Times:||Oct-Apr: Daily: 09.30-17.00|
May-Oct: Daily: 09.30-18.00
Last admission 1 hour before closing
|Booking Contact:||Jack Walsh, General Manager|
|Average Visit Length:||1 hour|
|Town Amenities:||Angling, Beach, Bird Watching, Cycling, Gardens, Golf, Horse riding, Walking, Swimming|
Adult: €9 / Student/OAP: €7.50|
Child: €5.00 / Family: €24.00 (2A + 4C)
|Restaurant:||Savour some authentic Irish cuisine in a casual bistro style restaurant|
|Shop:||Shopping on site|
|Group Booking Necessary:||Yes|
A Heritage Town
The examples of towns and villages presented here have been designated a Heritage Town because of their unique character provided by a combination of architectural styles, often spanning many centuries, which gives them - and their visitors - a special feeling for the past. What also makes these towns so special is the careful way in which their historical features are presented - be it in the shape of an explanatory Visitor centre, a signposted walk or tourist trail around the town, or the provision of a specially tailored guided tour
Summer at Cobh Heritage Centre
Cobh Heritage Centre will commence walking tours of Spike Island on Saturday 25th June. Tours will operate at 12 noon from Kennedy Pier and tickets may be booked in advance by contacting the Centre on 021 4813591 or email info(at)cobhheritage.com or on the quayside on the day. Daily tours will commence mid July. Further details will be available shortly. We are also taking bookings for groups which can be accommodated midweek.
Cobh's landmark Cathedral clings miraculously to the town's steep slopes as they sweep down to the sea of Cork Harbour. Cobh was the last bit of Irish soil millions of Irish had under their feet before emigrating to America in the 19th and 20th century. On the 11th April 1912, Cobh was the last port of call of the S.S. Titanic as it departed on its ill fated first and last voyage to America. This tragic past as well as Cobh's historical and maritime story is brought alive in the splendid Interpretative centre
Conference & Incentive
Cobh Heritage Centre is an ideal venue for Irish nights or an ‘American Wake’. Concerts and corporate events catered for. In-house catering and historic atmosphere make this an unforgettable venue
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