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Europe - Ireland, Cobh - March 2019


Today is Tuesday, March 19, 2019; we took a train from Cork to Cobh to visit the town of Cobh and see the Titanic Museum.

It is still winter in Ireland, not a lot of tourists in town - the cruise ships are not here yet. 

We walked by the Cobh museum.

This is the view from the back of St. Colman's Cathedral.

St Colman's Cathedral was holding 10:00 am mass, I did not take photos of the interior, but it was quite beautiful and huge.

The walk down from St. Colman's Cathedral

Taking a break at Cuppacity Coffee Shop

It was yummy!

The Lusitania Peace Memorial

Off the cork coast on May 7, 1916. the Cunard liner torpedoed and sunk by u boat 
Many survivors and dead were brought ashore here.
170 of the victims were buried in the nearby
Clonmel (old church) cemetery.

The painted houses of Cobh

John F. Kennedy Memorial Park

Annie Moore was the first Irish immigrant to the United States to pass through inspection at Ellis Island Station in New York Harbor. She traveled on the steamship Nevada with her two younger brothers from Cobh to America for a better life, on January 1, 1892, her 15th birthday.

HNS Titanic the World's Largest Ocean Liner
Maiden Voyage April 10, 1912
Southampton to New York

Packed and ready to go

Of all the passengers on board the Titanic, 123 joined at the last port of call. This small pier helped transport 123 passengers from the White Star Line booking hall on to a small ferry's then on to the HMS Titanic before she sailed to New York. 

Photos of the interior of the Titanic

First Class Cabin

Photo from the deck

At 2:20 am on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The massive ship, which carried 2,200 passengers and crew, had struck an iceberg two and a half hours before.
Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, 

Back in Cork, The River Lee at Sunset

We really enjoyed our trip to Cobh, it is a very quaint and pretty town.

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