Cohb (pronounced Cove) was once called Queenstown. That was its name when the Titanic sailed out of the Harbor on its way to New York.
So here we are, the first ship of the season to dock. The cathedral can’t be entered this morning due to a funeral but will be open again in the afternoon. Did I mention that it was pouring rain when I got off the ship? Anyway I hung out in the Heritage Center (aka Cruise Terminal Building) long enough to see an exhibit or two and send out postcards.
Several friends were headed on a walking tour of the Titanic Trail and I thought to join them. As it turned out, since it was still raining the director offered to do an inside presentation first. Dr Martin turns out to be a retired Irish Navy guy who took the opportunity to go back to school upon leaving the service. Staying the course through a PhD in History, he has obviously been focused on his local area. So it was incredibly interesting to hear a well researched and thought out presentation not just on the local area but on the Titanic and a bit on the Lusitania. From Phoencians through the Celts to Vikings and Normans to present day especially as it relates to local geography.
As the rain finally quit, I walked the town, went through the White Star Line Museum, noted things around the town and finished with Tea at the Commodore Hotel after stopping through the Cobh Museum (located in the former Presbyterian Church).
For the moment, just collected images…..