Fota Gardens & Cobh
Cobh Travel Blog› entry 5 of 8 › view all entries
May 22nd, 2007 – by: joelennon
After the gardens I hopped back in the car and drove into Cobh. I parked in the free parking area, about 5 minutes walk from the town centre. The harbour is stunning, and there were plenty of people fishing when I walked past.
Cobh appears to have become a bit of a ghost-town, and was very quiet in comparison with the last time I visited. There used to be an excellent bar/restaurant called "The Titanic", but it looked like they had closed down for good today, which is a shame. This place featured many photographs and items from the Titanic itself. I came down here with Jill for my 16th birthday (six years ago, hard to believe!), and I think it was the first time I drank in a pub (I drank in fields plenty of times before that :D).
Despite its recent demise, it is still a nice place to visit, and the Queenstown Story, set in unused sections of the train station, is well worth visiting, in the Heritage Centre. On my next trip I'm going to visit St. Coleman's Cathedral, and I recommend you do too, despite the fact I haven't been inside myself! It just looks amazing from the outside, and I can't imagine that being any different inside.
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