Cobh - The Queenstown Story
Cobh Heritage Centre, details Cobh's history with The Titanic, the Lusitania, and the Cruise Liners calling into Cobh.
Leaving Newtown Farm Bed and Breakfast going West for 30 minutes you will by pass Midleton and take a left for Cobh here you will find a dramatic exhibition on the origins, history and legacy of Cobh, A Unique Irish Port Town. At the Old railway station.
Retrace the steps of the 2.5 million adults and children who emigrated from Ireland via Cobh on coffin ships, early steamers and finally on the great ocean liners.
Explore the conditions on board the early emigrant vessels, including the dreaded Coffin Ship. Discover Cobh's special connections with the ill-fated Titanic which sank on her maiden voyage- Cobh was her last port of call. Relive the horror of World War 1 and the sinking of the Lusitania of Cork Harbour with the los of 1,198 lives.
Learn about Annie More and her two brothers who left Cobh for a new life in America and how she was the first emigrant ever to be processed in Ellis Island.
Newtown Farm Bed & Breakfast near Ardmore, is the ideal location for anyone looking to visit the attractions around Cork & Waterford. Contact us to arrange your holiday accommodation today.