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June 3rd 2012
Published: June 4th 2012
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Sunday June 3 – Sunday June 3 Cork and Cobh -Drinking my tea and thinking things over. Today I am planning on walking down the street a bit to the train station and taking the train to the seaside town of Cobh. It has quit raining for now and I think I see a little sunshine trying to peer through the clouds.

I took the train to Cobh for about 7 Euros return and walked all over the town, I had plopped down in the middle of a bagpipe and marching competition so I watched the bagpipe competition, ate at Supermac’s, and toured the Titanic Museum, and rode the train back to Cork. It was a very good day and I enjoyed it very much. The marchers all wore different and intricate as well as spotlessly clean uniforms. Very colorful outfits with kilts and long socks of different colors.

The titanic museum was interesting but sad to think of all those people who left from the very dock I was standing on and who had such high hopes only to be going to their fate.

Cobh was an interesting town and well worth a side trip.


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White Star Line OfficeWhite Star Line Office
White Star Line Office

The White Star Line Office where the passengers that were embarking on the Titanic from Cobh bought their ticket and loaded onto boats to take them out to the Titanic
The Titanic was outside the harbor through this gapThe Titanic was outside the harbor through this gap
The Titanic was outside the harbor through this gap

The passengers loaded onto smaller boats which took them out through this gap to the titanic which was docked outside the harbor because it was too big to come into the harbor.


7th June 2012

countryside
beautiful and so green. we don't get to see much of that in Texas, except in the spring.
23rd November 2014

Cobh - further tips
Hey, Nice account of your trip to Cobh and lovely photos! :) It was a pity you didn't have the weather on your side
23rd November 2014

Cobh - further tips
Hey, Sorry, I meant to add that it was a pity you didn't have the weather on your side for your trip (nothing new in Ireland though, I know!) because Cobh is one of those towns whose splendour is magnified one-hundredfold on a sunny day. REALLY. Now, I remember the summer of 2012 here in Cork only too well, and I clearly remember us being hit with heavy bouts of rain around the time you said you visited Cobh. You were just unlucky with that - the past two summers in Cork have been beautiful. Well, if you ever make it back here, I would strongly advise you to visit Cobh on a sunny summer's day (and there will be many then). :) Also, you can now visit 'Spike Island', which is just offshore from Cobh town.
24th November 2014

Spike Island
Thanks for the info. I will make sure to visit Spike Island next time I visit Cobh.

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