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Maritime history in more is found in Cobh

April 29, 2011 - 2:27am
Cobh naval base
While there are many destination options for a vacation in Ireland, those who head to County Cork have the opportunity to visit the seaport town of Cobh (pronounced "cove").

Cobh has deep roots in maritime history, as it served as a 19th-century naval military base before it turned into the hub for the more modern Irish Naval Service. It was the departure port for millions of people who left Ireland to live in North America, as well as the infamous Titanic's last port of call before its fateful demise. It still remains a popular cruise port today.

Throughout the year, there are a number of events that visitors can attend that highlight the town's naval past, including the Maritime Song Festival that occurs every May and features live music performances. The Cobh Peoples Regatta is also an exciting event held in August. Local musicians and other performers come together to entertain crowds along the harbor, ending with a spectacular fireworks display.

Those who want to learn more about the culture of Cobh can also take advantage of events at the Sirius Arts Centre.