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Cove: photo description (Cobh)

Cobh is a small port town in County cork. It is located on the southern coast of the Big island (the largest island in the harbour Korskaya), and is a popular tourist destination and a major cruise terminal, Ireland.

During its history the city has repeatedly changed its name. Around 1750, the year it was renamed "Queenstown (after Queen Victoria), and in 20-ies of the 20th century, got its current name - Cov.

At the beginning of the 19th century during the Napoleonic wars, the Cove was an important tactical center naval base of the British, which certainly gave a significant impulse for the development of the city. In 1841-1950 years Cobh was the starting point for almost 2.5 million Irish people (out of 6) who emigrated to North America. The famous Cove and the port to which the 11th April 1912 came the legendary ocean liner the Titanic before leaving for his last journey and as the burial place of more than 100 passengers with the infamous passenger liner Lusitania, sunk by a German submarine off coast of Ireland in may 1915.

Today Cove - a cosy and beautiful town with rows of closely clinging to each other with colored buildings climbing the slopes of the hill, winding streets and the picturesque waterfront. Most of the buildings are modern Cova was built in the 19th century in a popular Victorian style and is well preserved to our days.

Among the most interesting sights of the Cove is, of course, mark is located on the top of a hill dominating over the city's impressive neo-Gothic Cathedral of St Colman. Unique Cathedral Carillon has 49 bells and is unique in Ireland. To get acquainted with the history of the city, you can visit located on the waterfront heritage Centre Cobh. However, the Cove offers a lot of different ideas for interesting activities - boat trips (including a visit to spike island), fishing, sailing and other water sports, Golf, entertaining shows and concerts at the Art center of Sirius and much more.

Leaving the Cove and the Big island, you'll pass through the so-called FOTA island should definitely look into the "wildlife Park" and the house FOTA (once belonged to the Earls of Barrymore) and its magnificent arboretum.