Cunard Line Building

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Cunard Line Building Mar 16, 2013
The Cunard Line was probably the best-known competitor of the White Star Line and a key player on the North Atlantic. During the big age of ocean steamliners, Cobh was the main port of Irish emigration and every larger shipping company had an office in the town. When the Cunard Line ship „Lusitania“ was sunk in 1915 off Kinsdale, rescue efforts were coordinated from this office while bodies of the victims were brought to the space in front of the office.

Cunard and White Star merged in 1934 and Cobh's Cunard office was moved into the White Star Building. Years later, the building was sold and passed several hands. However, you can still see some details showing the Cunard heritage. Note the beautiful flower patterns. The Cunard Crest, which was located on top of the building for around forty years, is still preserved in the small Cobh City Museum. Until early 2013, it was the local branch of a bank and was put op for sale when the bank closed. Hopefully, the future looks bright for this building which received an architectural award in 1994.

You will get detailled information on the Lusitania, the Cunard line and this building on the Titanic Trail (see separate tip).
Cunard Line Building, Cobh
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