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Going to Cobh


Going to Ireland next month and plan to go to Cobh to experience some of the historical aspects of the immigration history there. Has anyone done this and found the town interesting, and if so, where did you stay? We do not want to stay in Cork. 

 

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The town is interesting and very hilly. There are Titanic walks you can do and you must visit the Queenstown museum. St. Colmans cathedral is up the hill from the harbor and was the last view of Ireland for many immigrants shipping out to other countries.

I have not stayed there but I have inspected the Watersedge Hotel several times. I would stay there. It is right on the harbor and next to the museum. If you book there ask for a room overlooking the harbor.


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We've not ever overnighted in Cobh, but we did spend a night at the Radisson Blu at Little Island -- which was very nice, but a bit pricey -- and we've spent a few nights, over the years, at the Midleton Park Hotel -- most recently, this past May.

https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-cork-spa?cid=a:se+b:gmb+c:emea+i:local+e:rdb+d:ukirwe+h:ORKZR

https://www.midletonpark.com/

Cobh is a delight!  SO much to see and do -- http://www.visitcobh.com/

Something I just recently learned:  As you enter Saint Colman's Cathedral, pay close attention to the mosaic tiled floor in the entry.  You'll notice a "SK" -- which reliable sources tell me is due to the Polish Workmen's assumption that 'Colman' was actually spelled, 'Kolman' . . .   dunno if it's true, but it DOES seem plausible!  confuse   biggrin  biggrin  confuse

Nearby is Fota, Spike Island and SO much else.  There's even a small ferry that connects Cobh with Glenbrook (Passage West) -- which makes avoiding Cork city even easier.   http://crossriverferries.ie/



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