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101 Things To Do In Cobh

The Following list gives you and idea of the many things you can do or see when in Cobh

  1. Golf in Cobh Golf Club or Fota Golf Club - a favourite of professional and amateur golfers alike
  2. Pay a visit to the local historical Graveyards - see the Lusitania graves, and those of Napoleon's Surgeon, Dr. Verling, Jack Doyle the 'Gorgeous Gael' and Charles Wolfe the poet.
  3. Visit the newly renovated Fota House and Tea Rooms or take a walk in the magnificent Fota Gardens.
  4. Sample Hedermans Smoked Fish.
  5. Browse through the world renowned Artist Philip Gray's Art Gallery at Rushbrooke
  6. Relax in Whitepoint and let the children swim or fish for crabs.
  7. Visit Cobh Heritage Centre.
  8. Get your picture taken with Annie Moore and her brothers whose statue can also be viewed at Ellis Island in the USA.
  9. Visit Fota Wildlife Park renowned for its international breeding and conservation programmes.
  10. View the spectacular ocean going liners that berth at the quayside.
  11. Walk the newly remodeled "Water's Edge" or "Five Foot Way"
  12. Call into the Sirius Art Centre - view the work of the "Resident Artist".
  13. Relax in the 'Promenade' and let the children play in the playground.
  14. Visit the spot where passengers bought their tickets for Titanic's last voyage and the Pier from where the tender left to join the ill fated liner.
  15. Walk along the town, viewing the wonderful architecture and colours of the buildings.
  16. Walk the Titanic Trail and enjoy a sample of Guinness in a local pub.
  17. Take the Ghost Walk - if you dare!
  18. View the spectacular Harbour from the "Black Railings".
  19. Have a romantic meal in one of the sea side restaurants or treat the children to burgers and chips.
  20. Browse through the many unique gift shops.
  21. Go Whale or Dolphin watching in the Harbour.
  22. Choose a packed lunch from a deli or from your B & B and take a picnic to Marlogue Wood.
  23. Go to Cuskinny Marsh to view the many species of birds in the sanctuary or feed the ducks or swans in at the newly renovated viewing area.
  24. Relax in Cuskinny Court Hydro Pool.
  25. Have an Irish Coffee while watching Jack Doyle telling his own story in a pub named after him!
  26. Go horse-riding in Ballywilliam.
  27. Go fishing from one of the quaysides or go deep sea angling.
  28. Watch a live rugby match in the Paddocks with Cobh Pirates.
  29. Attend a League of Ireland match in Cobh Ramblers - Roy Keane's old club.
  30. Have an authentic Chinese meal.
  31. Watch a GAA or Hurling match.
  32. Enjoy a Complementary Therapy such as Aromatherapy, Reflexology or an Indian Head Massage.
  33. Play pool or snooker in local pubs and hotels.
  34. Have your fortune told by the "White Witch".
  35. Attend a play in Haulbowline.
  36. Try your luck at Bingo - Cobh Ramblers and Cobh GAA Hall.
  37. Visit the Mass Rock in Marlogue.
  38. See oysters being harvested at the "back of the island".
  39. Visit St. Colman's Cathedral and marvel at the wonderful French Gothic Architecture and beautiful stained glass.
  40. Go sailing or windsurfing, take a course with the "International Sailing Centre".
  41. Have a massage, Reiki, Manicure, facial at a beauticians.
  42. Paint the local scenes.
  43. Write a poem, book - let the surroundings inspire you. Or join up with the local literary group.
  44. Play tennis or enjoy basketball.
  45. Power walk in Cobh Community College track, where Olympic athlete Sonia O'Sullivan trains on her visits home.
  46. Learn to cook seasonal ingredients at the local cookery school.
  47. Listen to our world renowned carilloner play our 49 bell carillon the only one in Ireland.
  48. Play darts in a pub.
  49. Trace your ancestors steps when leaving Cobh.
  50. Dance the night away in the local disco or with a live band.
  51. Enjoy a Beamish, Murphy's or Guinness.
  52. Shop for Irish handcrafts.
  53. Take the Cross River Ferry to Monkstown.
  54. Sail in the harbour and tie-up at one of the sea-side hostelries.
  55. Have an Italian meal.
  56. Play Pitch and Putt.
  57. Have a traditional Irish meal.
  58. Visit the "top of the hill" and meet the locals.
  59. Charter a Yacht and sail around the harbour.
  60. Enjoy the breathtaking view by night of the harbour.
  61. Read about the history of Spike Island.
  62. See the home of the Irish Naval Service on Haulbowline.
  63. Walk down (or up!) the steepest hill in Ireland - known as the "deck of cards".
  64. Enjoy the comfortable hotels, guesthouses, B&B's with great views of the sea.
  65. Take a romantic evening stroll to watch the sun setting over the harbour.
  66. Get married in the spectacular St. Colman's Cathedral! Or just attend someone else's wedding!
  67. Enjoy an authentic Indian meal.
  68. Take the train to Cobh to wine, dine, shop and return home.
  69. Visit the Cobh Museum and learn about the rich maritime history of the area.
  70. Watch the Mackerel breaking under the many piers in the town. Catch a few for tea.
  71. Take a photographic memory - have it developed in one hour.
  72. Get a new hairdo!
  73. Take the train to Cork city, or Fota, or Dublin.
  74. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session or a fun karaoke evening.
  75. Visit the Farmers Market and pick from a wide variety of organic and homemade goods.
  76. Spend sometime in the Adoration Chapel.
  77. Visit the Benedictine Priory and Bible Garden, enjoy homemade cakes in the café, buy a pot of jam.
  78. Watch the many sailing an rowing clubs compete in the harbour.
  79. Enjoy the luxury of a 5 Star Hotel and its surroundings.
  80. Listen to the local brass or pipe band play in the bandstand in the Promenade.
  81. Soak up the atmosphere when a liner leaves the Deep Water Quay - join the locals waving goodbye as the band plays "Anchors Aweigh"
  82. Enjoy the foliage and plants that grow freely - Eucalyptus, mimosa, pittisporum, fuchsia, phormiums.
  83. Enquire about the many clubs that cater for your hobby - cards, flower arranging, writing groups, gramophone society, sailing.
  84. Have a chat! Irish people love to talk.
  85. On Sundays enjoy the 'Art in the Park'.
  86. Ask the proprietor of your B&B or pub to show you how to make an Irish Coffee.
  87. Keep in touch - send a post-card, e-mail, make a phone-call.
  88. Take a harbour tour.
  89. Park your car all day in the free car-parks. Walk around the town or take the "Cobh Rambler".
  90. Attend the Regatta and Firework Display.
  91. Ask about reduced rates for 2 and 3 night stays.
  92. Visit the local library, read the currrent newspapers and periodicals. Surf the net.
  93. Attend a concert or play in the grounds of Fota House.
  94. Attend the South of Ireland Pipe Band Championships in June.
  95. View the Lusitania Peace Memorial.
  96. Find the 39 steps!
  97. Admire the Martello Towers built during the Napoleonic War.
  98. Come and enjoy our international angling festival.
  99. Listen to "Summer Swing" as local bands perform in the Promenade.
  100. View the Titanic Memorial
  101. Enjoy yourself, and make your reservation for the next visit to do all the things you didn't have time for. Cobh - full of the past, looking to the future.

List courtesy of Cobh Chamber of Commerce