Cobh (Queenstown), County Cork, Ireland: a Point of Departure for Many Irish Immigrants and Last Port of Call for the Titanic in 1912

Cobh, County Cork is a small fishing village situated on a deep-water harbor, a strategic military base for the British in the 18th and 19th centuries. Over a 100 year period following the peak of the famine, over two and a half million Irish departed through Cobh (Queenstown) Port. The ship Titanic made Cobh its last port of call before it met its demise in 1912. Cobh's significant Maritime History is captured in "The Queenstown Story" a wonderful Audio-visual presentation that is well worth a visit. In the picture below, the spire of St Colman's Catholic Cathedral dominates the skyline of the town of Cobh and its harbor.

Cobh (Queenstown), County Cork, Ireland with St Colman's Church in the background