Come and join the people of Cobh and help start the first in a series of public events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic's Maiden Visit to Cobh (then Queenstown).
When in Cobh - Pay a visit to the Commodore Hotel - a hotel that was actually there at the time! In fact, some of the Irish passengers stayed in the hotel, the night prior to departure.
FOOD SERVED ALL DAY IN O'SHEAS BAR AND BISTRO.
Iarnrod Eireann is offering its normal Sunday commuter train service from Cork's Kent Station to Cobh and return, (12 Cork-Cobh services in each direction), on New Years Day, Sunday 1st January 2012 to everyone wishing to travel to Cobh and take part in the first event planned by Titanic100-Cobh 2012.
Rail Fares are available for individuals, students and children with Kid+ Family Rail Tickets costing just €16.10 return from Cork to Cobh for any two adults and up to four children (under 16 years of age) travelling together. Further information contact Iarnrod Eireann on (021) 4506766 or log onto http://www.irishrail.ie/
Titanic100-Cobh 2012 have arranged with the Irish Defence Forces - Naval Services, a tribute to one of the biggest maritime events in the last 100 years. The "Le Emer" will be berthed at the Port of Cork's Cobh's Cruise Terminal, which is located right next to Cobh Railway Station and Cobh Heritage Centre (5 mins walk to Commodore Hotel) and it will be open to the public from 2pm until 4pm on Sunday 1st January 2012 - New Years Day.
This will be followed at 4.30pm by a message from The Mayor of Cobh Town and other dignitaries in the Promenade Band Stand and a poignant gun salute exchange from Spike Island and the Le Emer.
People associated with the Titanic will be remembered with the release of 123 flares from Spike Island, representing the number of people who boarded The Titanic from Cobh on 11th April 1912.
This is an ideal opportunity for the whole family to come to Cobh, experience firsthand the inside of an Irish Navy vessel and acknowledge the start of the commemoration of the RMS Titanic's Centenary year.
Packages available at the Commodore Hotel http://www.commodorehotel.ie/ if you wish to stay and explore the Heritage Town of Cobh for a couple of days.
Further information on Titanic Centenary can be found on http://www.titanic100.ie/