Cobh (in Irish Cóbh of the English “Cove”) is a seaport in the County of Cork, Ireland. It is also one of the principal ports of the Irish deck chairs, it was the starting point for 2.500.000 of the 6 million Irishmen who emigrated in North America between 1848 and 1950. RMS '' Titanic '' carried out its last stop with Cobh (known then under the name of Queenstown ) before crossing the Atlantique for its fatal voyage towards New York. Cobh is located on the southern part of Great Island in the port of Cork which the port is observed. Its culminating point is the Cathédrale of St Colman. The city was famous Queenstown when the Reine Victoria visited it in 1849 but became again Cobh in 1922 after Ireland gained its sovereignty.
Several famous boats are associated with this city:
- the first steamer to be sailed of Ireland towards the England and left Cobh in 1821.
- the Sirius , the first steamer to cross the Atlantic, left Cobh in 1838.
- RMS '' Titanic '' started from Queenstown the April 11th 1912.
- the RMS '' Lusitania '' which was run by a U-Boot, had started from Queenstown in 1915. The survivors were brought back to Queenstown and much of there dead were buried.
The city is currently the terminus of the railway line through the town of Cork until Dublin. Regular services exist town of Cork until Cobh, stopping with Fota Island lelong course.
- History of Cobh
- homepage of Cobh
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