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Cobh Heritage Centre

Cobh Heritage Centre Review

Many of the people who left Ireland on immigrant ships for the New World departed from Cobh, which was formerly known as Queenstown. The center's Queenstown Story exhibit, in the old Cobh railway station, re-creates the experience of the 2.5 million emigrants who left from here between 1848 and 1950. It also tells the stories of great transatlantic liners, including the Titanic, whose last port of call was Cobh, and the Lusitania, which was sunk by a German submarine off this coast on May 7, 1915. Many of the Lusitania's 1,198 victims are buried in Cobh, which has a memorial to them on the local quay.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Old Railway Building, Lower Rd., Cobh, Co. Cork
  • Phone: 021/481–3591
  • Cost: €7.50
  • Hours: Nov.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–5, Sun. 11–5; Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–6
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  • Location: Cork Harbour
Updated: 02-20-2013

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