Photos of Cobh, Ireland
Last week we wrote an informative post about the perfect Ireland road trip for families. One of the highlights from our road trip was visiting Cobh, a harbour town located on the south coast of Ireland in County Cork, about 30 minutes drive from the infamous Blarney Castle.
Cobh is home to Ireland’s only dedicated cruise terminal, so it’s become quite the tourist town in recent years. Once known as Queenstown, Cobh is widely known as the final port of call for the RMS Titanic when it set out on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic. It’s also the departure point for over 2.5 million Irish people who emigrated to North America between 1848 and 1950.
Not surprising, it rained during our visit to Cobh. But that didn’t stop us from wandering the historical streets and snapping a few photos. We love the colourful old fishing boats and Victorian architecture. It’s such pretty seaside town.
We spent about 3 hours in Cobh, including lunch at a pub. We hopped on a tourist train that transported us around town to a few lookout points. The town is built on a steep hill, so the train was a good idea. It allowed us to take a peak inside the impressive St. Colman’s Cathedral that dominates the town skyline.
Here are a few photos from our brief visit.
Above – the iconic ‘Deck of Cards’ row of colourful homes.
St Colman’s Cathedral is one of the tallest buildings in Ireland.
View of the town from the lookout point at St Colman’s Cathedral.
These rooftops brought back memories of the chimney sweepers in Marry Poppins.
I love how this row of brightly coloured buildings bends in a semi-circle.
Where to stay?
We stayed at the Blarney Golf Resort, located just outside the town of Blarney in the countryside. We stayed here because it was close to the Blarney Castle and, most importantly, it has a swimming pool. It’s about a 30 minute drive from Blarney to Cobh.
We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The restaurant is nice and the rooms are spacious. Because the property is in the country, it’s quiet and peaceful in the evenings. The boys had fun running on the fields of grass, swimming in the pool and playing in the mini-playground/kids room.
Here are a few more options for hotels in Cobh.
Read more posts from our trip to Ireland:
- Traveling to Ireland for the first time? Here’s what you need to know
- Highlights from our 2 week Ireland road trip
- The Blarney Castle in Ireland – is it worth visiting?
- 20 Photos that will make you want to visit the Giant’s Causeway
- 25 Photos that will make you want to visit Dublin, Ireland
Have you visited Ireland? What was your highlight?
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