Of course, there’s much more to this town than the Titanic, and the Cobh Heritage Centre explores it all, from Annie Moore – the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island in New York – to the convict ships that departed for Australia in 1801.
After all this talk of boats, it’s finally time to hop onto one yourself and take to the water en route to Spike Island. Hushed and picturesque now, you only have to walk through the solid stone gateway to appreciate how a monastery, fort and prison have all sprung up here over the last 1,400 years. Back on the mainland, it’s time for dinner on the dock at the Quay’s Bar and Restaurant.
If you have more time
Step into the silence of St Colman's Cathedral and hope you'll be there in time to hear it pierced by the joyous jangle of bells from one of Ireland's only carillons.