All about the town

We had a nice visit to Cobh (pronounced Cove) when we were in Ireland. Cobh was once known as Queenstown, and was the last port of call for the Titanic. We had a very interesting tour given to us by Micheal Martin, a local historian.

Cobh is a very pretty, picturesque town that’s located in Cork Harbor. It’s from here that 123 Irish immigrants sailed on the Titanic from the White Star Line pier on Scott’s Quay, hoping for a better life in America. Of the 123, only 44 of them survived the sinking of the ship three days later.

One of the things the town is known for

Polly #2 and Annie Moore

Annie's story

A view of the town

Another angle of the town

Michael Martin gives an interesting account of the Titanic and the town of Cobh

A pretty park in town

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8 Responses to “Polly #2 Learned About the Titanic in Cobh”

  1. I’ve never heard of Annie Moore before. I think it’s neat that the erected a statue to honor her!

  2. Titanic was a good movie, but a very sad event in real life!

  3. I like the park and I know facts about the Titanic. I know that the the titanic crashed in to a iceberg and it’s still under the ocean in two pieces, but i want to know more and more facts about the titanic.
    p.s.can you try to find some more facts. You don’t have to though, I’m just saying can you put some more facts on there please.

  4. Bradley, It sounds like you are really interested in the Titanic…I think you would have loved the tour and learning more about it. There are many facts about the Titanic that I bet you know already, but if I come across any interesting facts, I’ll let you know.

  5. dear Polly number,2
    Who is Annie and what year did the titanic sink?

  6. Dear Charleigh,

    The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912.

    Annie Moore was the first immigrant to be processed at Ellis Island at the immigration station on January 1, 1892. She was 17 years old when she left Ireland with her to younger brothers to go to New York to meet their parents. They sailed on a steamship called the Nevada, and left on December 20,1891 to start their journey. Because the immigration station was newly opened, they presented Annie with a $10 gold piece to celebrate the occasion. There is now a statue of her and her brothers outside the visitor center in Cobh as a way to remember her and the occasion of her being the first immigrant.

    Thank you for a very good question!

    Polly #2

  7. Dear Polly #2 your pictures look great!

  8. Destiny,

    Thank you for saying that. I really enjoy taking pictures to help me remember all the wonderful things that I do and see!

    Polly #2