Thursday, 29 March 2012

Cobh and the Titanic.


I got a few postcards to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic on a recent trip to Killarney, County Kerry.



Notice on the cards the name Queenstown. .. .. 
This was the Titanic's last port of call, it was here the last passengers
boarded the magnificent ship before it set off on it's ill-fated voyage.

Queenstown now known as Cobh (pronounced cove) is located right here in
County Cork about an hours drive south of Mitchelstown.





I love that Ireland has an entwined history with something as memorable 
and sadly as tragic as the Titanic.



Besides that Cobh is a beautiful little town and the Cathedral is breathtaking,
I hope to visit again soon to take some of the tours they have there, go
to the Titanic museum and buy some more commemorative pieces.



1 comment:

  1. Those postcards are awesome!! Especially the one of the newspaper article!

    I like your blog! Thanks for following mine. =)

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