The small lovely town, placed on a steep hill where you can admire the view on the water and reflect on its rich history. It is hard to believe that in between 1848-1950, due to poverty more than 2,5 million Irish emigrants left from this harbor to look for better life elsewhere (mostly to the USA).
You can get there by car or by train, directly from Cork, but be warned that your first trip to Cobh might be one of many, as the town have its way of enchanting tourists with its atmosphere, stories, and beautiful sunsets.
You will be able to find a lot of authentic old buildings, alongside with amazing Neo-Gothic cathedral overlooking the town.
As Cobh was the last stop of Titanic before it sunk, there is a museum ‘Titanic Experience‘ where you can learn a lot about the ship, it’s passengers, survivors and the tragedy that took place.
If you like ghost stories, you should take a trip to ‘Spike Island‘ at dusk. The island holds an old prison where, as they say, “The soul of the dead wander at night”. The guide will show you around and tell you stories that will make you shiver.
If you are into sailing you are in luck. Cobh has a long tradition regarding sailing as it is a home to the oldest Irish sailing club (1720).