Known as Queenstown until 1922 when it reverted to its Gaelic name, the charming little port of Cobh lies at the mouth of the River Lee on Cork Harbour, one of the best natural harbours in the world. The quay is in the centre of town, next to the railway station and from here you can take the train to visit Cork, Ireland's second city. Cobh has a colourful maritime history as the departure port for thousands of Irish emigrants to America and the last port of call of the Titanic. The Queenstown Story, at the railway station, is a dramatic exhibition of the history of the town and its maritime history. This interesting little town boasts a beautiful cathedral, St Coleman's, overlooking the harbourside and many bars, shops and restaurants.
From here you can also visit Blarney Castle (Blarney Stone), Kinsale, Killarney, Gun Powder Mills andMuckross House. And Gardens Other attractions in the area include Millstreet Country Park and the Jameson Heritage Centre.
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