|The Titanic at the mouth of Cork Harbour|
|The Titanic with her bow pointed|
If you are a history buff or fascinated by all things Titanic, then this is certainly a trip not to miss out on.
|One of the tenders|
at the White Star pier
On the 11th April 1912, the Titanic sailed into Queenstown, as Cobh was then known. She had sailed from Southampton two days before, stopping off in Cherbourg, France, on her way. Cobh was to be her last port of call as she continued on her maiden voyage to New York. At Cobh the Titanic collected mail, some supplies, and a further 123 passengers. A number of passengers disembarked, including the now famous Fr. Browne whose collection of photographs became the most comprehensive pictorial record of the ill-fated ship.
|Porters loading mail on the tender|
from the White Star pier,
Cobh, at the time, was a major trans-atlantic port of call, with many liners and merchant ships arriving and departing on a daily basis. Still there was an air of excitement on the day the Titanic was arriving, as this was the largest and most majestic liner in the World....'frantic preparations had already been put in motion in Queenstown. Ships were expected from Liverpool and New York that morning, but these now ranked as commonplace occurrences. What exercised everybody's mind was the imminent arrival of the largest liner in the world and an air of excitement was tangible.' (Father Browne's Titanic Album, E.E.O'Donnell, 2011)
|Local vendor selling her wares onboard|
At 1:55pm that day, the Titanic weighed anchor for the last time and set sail. As she did, Fr. Browne and a number of others took the last pictures ever taken of the great ship from the tender America at the mouth of Cork Harbour. Within 3 days she had struck an iceberg in mid-Atlantic, and the consequential loss of life earmarked the Titanic story as one of the greatest maritime tragedies of all time.
|Queenstown from the sea|
Cobh has not changed much in the intervening years and today you will find many of the buildings and streetscapes as they were that day over a 100 years ago. As part of your visit you will experience Cobh as Titanic passengers would have by taking part in the Titanic Trail. Through the Titanic Trail, Dr. Michael Martin, offers a truly authentic Titanic experience. The entertaining and innovative Titanic Trail brings to life the story of the Titanic, and the events in the town on the day the Titanic left her last anchorage to sail into her icy fate in the North Atlantic.
|Crowds gathering at the dock in|
front of the White Star Line,
|A view of the Victorian Railway|
Station which now houses
'Cobh the Queenstown Story'
|The tenders America and Ireland off|
the Deepwater Quay,
Two nights accommodation, in a seaview room, and one evening meal, to include the Titanic Trail guided walking tour, entry to the Titanic Experience, and entry to 'Cobh the Queenstown Story' from €112 per person. BOOK NOW
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|A view of the Queens Hotel (now the Commodore Hotel)|
from the sea
2023 views 7th August 2014