Depart the Port of Cork accompanied by a local private guide. And travel on to Cobh, a pretty fishing village which has one of the world’s finest harbours and from which The Titanic commenced its final voyage.
Your first stop of the day is a visit to the Cobh Heritage Centre a dramatic exhibition of the origins, history and legacy of Cobh. Known previously as Queenstown this was the main port for Irish emigrants to Canada and the United States. The famine resulted as a consequence of widespread potato crop failure. In 1846 the potato crop failed completely and in the years 1847-1849, escape was seen by many as the only chance for survival - between 1845 and 1851 over 1,500,000 people emigrated from Ireland.
On the 11th April 1912 the newly built Titanic called to the port of Queenstown (now known as Cobh) on her maiden voyage. Titanic had set out from Southampton and called to Cherbourg before her final call to Queenstown (Cobh). The story of the Titanic and the White Star line is also told at the Cobh Heritage Centre.
Leaving Cobh behind drive to Midleton. Visit The Jameson Old Midleton Distillery which is a wonderful, worthwhile excursion. Follow the old distillery trail through mills, maltings, corn stores, stillhouses, warehouses and kilns and view the world’s oldest pot. After your tour enjoy a sampling of the internationally renowned Jameson whiskey in the bar.
Return to the Port of Cork