Cobh Cork Ireland cathedral town

Location: Cobh. County Cork. Ireland
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This is my favourite view of Cobh, a small town on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland. That tower standing on the background belongs to St Colman's Cathedral, and it is one of the tallest buildings in Ireland with 91.4 m (300 ft).

This town has had several Irish-language names. First it was called Cove ("The Cove of Cork") in 1750. Few years later, in 1850, it was renamed Queenstown commemorate a visit by Queen Victoria. This name remained name until 1922 when it was renamed Cobh with the foundation of the Irish Free State. Cobh is a gaelicization of the English name Cove and has no meaning in the Irish language.

Cobh was one of the major transatlantic Irish ports, being the departure point for 2.5 million of the six million Irish people who emigrated to North America between 1848 and 1950. It is also famous because on 11 April 1912, Queenstown was the final stop of the Titanic, before departing on its tragic voyage.




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