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Cobh & Cork on a holiday

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Cobh & Cork on a holiday

We are sailing into Cobh on Monday May 6 for the day and plan to take the train into Cork. Have been to County Cork, etc. before and done the tours and visits. Wondering what can be available on the holiday Monday in the city. Any suggestions on spending the day in the area not on a tour bus? Thanks!!

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1. Re: Cobh & Cork on a holiday

Have you visited Cobh itself? There are 6 things you can do in Cobh that will take a day in itself. I'll list them in a minute.

Also, would you do the HOHO in Cork city. I know, you said no tour bus, but the HOHO is only half a tour bus !!!

Cobh attractions.(all starting points are within minutes walk from the cruise terminal)

1. The town itself. Nice to stroll around and talk to a few locals. (1 hour)

2. St Colmans Cathedral - an absolute must see, and views of the harbour from the Cathedral plaza are superb.(1 hour to walk up and down to and explore the beautiful building)

3. The Cobh Heritage Centre (a.k.a. The Queenstown Story) (1 hour)

4. The Titanic Experience (1 hour)

5. Titanic Trail walking tours www.titanic-trail.com (90 minutes)

6. Tour of Spike Island. (3 hours)

If you do get up to Cork, the tourist office (which will be open on the bank holiday monday has an excellent self led guide booklet. A really good production. You follow the guide from one information billboard to the next. Would recommend.

Edited: 4:07 pm, February 26, 2013
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The annual Lusitania Commemoration ceremony will also take place on that day in Cobh. It will be almost 98 years since the ship was torpedoed off the Cork coast with the loss of almost 1200 lives. The survivors and recovered bodies were brought ashore in Cobh. The first ceremony takes place at the graves at the Old Church Cemetery at 2 pm. This is about a mile outside the town. The second ceremony takes place at the Lusitania Peace memorial right in the centre of the town. The commemoration has been designated as a Gathering 2013 Event thegatheringireland.com/Attend-A-Gathering/…

Edited: 4:59 pm, February 26, 2013
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As Byrno said, there is a lot to do in Cobh itself, but if you are going to the city then there are 3 self guided walking routes through different routes in the city. My favourite is the Red Guided walk through the historic Shandon area of the city but all are nice.

the city itself will be quiet on a Bank Holiday Monday - English Market will be closed and a lot of the shops too so just remember to check opening times etc if you plan on visiting a specific attraction.

discoverireland.ie/Places-To-Go/Cork/Feature…

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The self led guide booklet is called simply:

CORK WALKS.

It contains a map and three seperate walking guides (Orange, Red Blue) each dealing with different areas of the city. It's a lovely production. WELL DONE to whoever was involved.

If you would like a copy of it prior to your trip, let me know and I'll post it to you. Send me a PM (private message)

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5. Re: Cobh & Cork on a holiday

We will be in Cork the evening of St. Pat's Day (via tour bus), staying at River Lee Hotel. Where would you recommend we go to celebrate?

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How do you want to celebrate, meal, drinks or both !!

If for drinks only - Washington street should be buzzing. Just walk out of your hotel to the main road, and walk right you will be in Wasington street in 2 minutes. Costigans and Reardens are two places to commmence with your reveleries. It's mostly a young crowd there. If you want somewhere in the older age bracket then Le Chateau on Patrick Street is really lovely - very traditional and nice pints. Le Chateau is about 10 mins easy walk from River Lee Hotel.

If you are interested in eats you need to say what kind of cuisine you prefer. Cork is FULL of restaurants, of all types.

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