Titanic Trail Content FeedLatest Content from Titanic Trailhttp://www.titanic.ieHome<div class="social-img"><a href="/tours"><img src="/images/book-a-tour.jpg" alt="Book a Tour Now" /></a> <a href="/images/What'sOnInCobh_2014_OPT.pdf"><img style="margin-top: 10px;" src="/images/whats_on14.jpg" alt="What's On in Cobh" /></a> <div id="TA_certificateOfExcellence923" class="TA_certificateOfExcellence"><ul id="0JKhN8wVf3" class="TA_links ZPUOR7vZkn"><li id="SkNqo3labUSI" class="SHKSEHC"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/"><img src="http://www.tripadvisor.com/img/cdsi/img2/awards/CoE2014_WidgetAsset-14348-2.png" alt="TripAdvisor" class="widCOEImg" id="CDSWIDCOELOGO"/></a></li></ul></div><script src="http://www.jscache.com/wejs?wtype=certificateOfExcellence&amp;uniq=923&amp;locationId=2181761&amp;lang=en_US&amp;year=2014"></script> </div> <br /> <h2>The Titanic Trail &ndash; <strong> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Guided Walking Tours of Cobh</span></strong></h2> <br /> The Titanic Trail Cobh (Queenstown) Cork, Ireland, is a fascinating guided tour that explores the town of Cobh in Cork Harbour which was the last port of call of RMS Titanic. This Irish heritage walking tour takes visitors through the historic town of Cobh where the buildings, streets and piers have not changed since the Titanic&rsquo;s sinking over 100 years ago. <br /> <br /> The entertaining and innovative Titanic Trail has been operating every day since 1998. The one hour escorted tour, with specially trained guides, brings to life the story of Titanic, and the events in the town on the day Titanic left her last anchorage to sail into her icy fate in the North Atlantic. <br /> <br /> Cork historian, <a href="http://www.titanic.ie/about">Dr Michael Martin</a>, the creator of the <strong>Titanic Trail</strong>, offers a truly authentic Titanic experience. Other fascinating tours include the Spike Island Tour and an eerie Ghost Walk of the town which highlights the haunted sites and paranormal activity in Cobh. New this year is the 2012 Centenary Tour which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of <strong>RMS Titanic</strong>.<br /> <br /> The Titanic Trail has been filmed by 20th Century Fox, National Geographic and many other travel documentaries.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="/tours/special-offers" target="_blank">Titanic Trail Special Offers can be found here</a> and you can <a href="/tours/testimonials" target="_blank">read Visitor Testimonials here</a></strong><br /> <br /> <div class="online-shop-hp"> <h2><a href="/shop">Unique Titanic Collectables - <span style="font-size: 16px;">Cobh, Spike Island and more</span></a></h2> <div class="shop-block"> <div class="product-hp"><a href="/shop/the-titanic-trail-booklet"><img width="195" height="200" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/titanic-trial-booklet.gif" alt="" /></a></div> <div class="product-detail"> <h3><a href="/shop/the-titanic-trail-booklet">The Titanic Trail Booklet</a></h3> <p>Signed by the author and creator of the Titanic Trail, Michael Martin.</p> <div class="price">&euro;7.50 + P&amp;P</div> <a href="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp?storeid=55343&amp;itemcode=prod-001"><img src="/images/buy-now-btn.gif" alt="Buy Now" /></a></div> </div> <div class="shop-block"> <div class="product-hp"><a href="/shop"><img width="195" height="200" border="0" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/print_Boatside_sm.gif" alt="" /></a></div> <div class="product-detail"> <h3><a href="/shop">Father Browne Prints Collection</a></h3> <p>A unique range of 6 photographic prints from &euro;14.99.</p> <div class="price">from &euro;14.99 + P&amp;P</div> <a href="/shop"><img border="0" src="/images/buy-now-btn.gif" alt="Buy Now" /></a></div> </div> <div class="browse-more"><a href="/shop"><img border="0" src="/images/browse-more-btn.gif" alt="" /></a><br /> <div style="padding: 6px 0pt 5px;"><img src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/shipping.gif" alt="Low Cost Shipping" /></div> </div> </div>http://www.titanic.ie/Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100About<div class="social-img"><a href="/tours"><img alt="Book a Tour Now" src="/images/book-a-tour.jpg" /></a></div> <h2>About</h2> Michael Martin's Titanic Trail is a <a href="/tours">heritage walking tour of Cobh</a>, recounting the history of Cobh &amp; Cork Harbour. In April 1912, <a href="/about/rms-titanic-and-cobh">RMS Titanic </a>departed from Cork on her ill fated maiden voyage. Cobh also has historic connections with the <a href="/about/the-lusitania-connection">Lusitania tragedy</a>, being the centre point for recovery operations and rescue. <a href="/tours">Titanic Trail Tours</a> recount these stories and the history of Cobh's maritime past, the harbour fortifications and <a href="/about/spike-island-corks-alcratraz">Spike Island</a>. <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><img border="10" align="left" width="120" height="138" class="site_pics" alt="Dr Michael Martin creator and author of the Titanic Trail" src="images/Dr_%20Michael%20Martin.jpg" /></span> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);"><span style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Michael Martin:</strong></span></span><br /> Cork historian, <a href="/about/bio-michael-martin">Dr Michael Martin</a> the author and creator of <a href="/shop/the-titanic-trail-booklet">Titanic Trail</a> has extensive knowledge on the subject and&nbsp; been interviewed by BBC television and radio, Australian TV, National Korean Television and a host of other Radio Stations and&nbsp; Book Publishers.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><a href="/about/bio-michael-martin">Read further information on Michael's background, his academic achievements and awards <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);"><strong>here</strong></span></a></h3> <br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);"><strong><span style="font-size: 15px;">The Team:</span></strong></span><br /> Working with Michael are a small group of specially trained and knowledgeable guides, guaranteed to make your <a href="/tours">guided walking tour</a> an experience that you will remember as the highlight&nbsp; of your vacation in Ireland!<br /> <br /> <table cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" style="width: 673px; height: 271px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="20%"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Nicky Lawrence</span></td> <td width="20%"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Tricia Cambridge</span></td> <td width="20%"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Pat Phelan</span></td> <td width="20%"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Margot Mulcahy</span></td> <td width="20%"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Phil Ahern</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" height="110"><img align="left" width="112" height="114" class="site_pics" src="images/guide.jpg" alt="Nicky Lawrence - Titanic Trail Guide - Historic Walking tours of Cobh" /></td> <td><img width="102" height="114" alt="Tricia Cambridge - Titanic Trail Guide - walking tours of Cobh" src="images/TRicia Cambridge sm.jpg" class="site_pics" /></td> <td><img align="middle" width="105" height="114" class="site_pics" src="images/Phil.jpg" alt="Pat Phelan - Titanic Trail Guide - Guided Walking tours of Cobh" /></td> <td><img width="100" height="114" class="site_pics" alt="Margot Mulcahy - Guided walking tours of Cobh" src="images/MMulcahy.jpg" /></td> <td><img width="109" height="114" src="images/PHil%20Ahernsm.jpg" class="site_pics" alt="Phil Ahern - Guided historic walking tours Cobh, Ireland" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>http://www.titanic.ie/aboutThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Tours<h2>Book A Tour</h2> The Titanic Trail offers a selection of tours to suit varied interests. Private tours can be arranged, and bigger groups, such as visitors on bus tours of Ireland, can all be facilitated. <br /> <br /> The Titanic Trail range of specialised walking tours include the world renowned <a href="/tours/the-titanic-trail" target="_blank">Titanic Trail,</a> the <a href="/tours/spike-island-tour" target="_blank">Spike Island Tour</a>, the <a href="/tours/ghost-tour" target="_blank">Cobh &amp;&nbsp;Harbour Ghost Tour</a> and the <a href="/tours/2012-centenary-tour" target="_blank">2012 Centenary Tour</a>.<br /> <br /> We also work closely with the corporate sector and on request, <a href="/about/bio-michael-martin">Michael Martin</a> will present historical lectures for delegates attending conferences in Cork and at other Irish locations. For privately arranged lectures or presentations, please contact:&nbsp; <a href="mailto:info@titanic.ie">info@titanic.ie </a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);"><br /> <strong><span style="font-size: 15px;">Select your tour from our list below and book now! <br /> <br /> Note: Children are those under 12 years</span></strong></span><br /> <br /> <br /> <div class="right-box"> <div id="book-block"> <form onsubmit="return datecheck('titdate');" method="post" action="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp"> <input type="hidden" name="storeid" value="55343" /> <strong>Date:</strong> <input type="text" id="titdate" name="itemname3" value="Select Tour Date" class="tour-date" /><br /> <input type="hidden" name="include" value="on" /> <input type="hidden" name="itemcode" value="titantic_trail_tour_adult" /> Tour Time: <select name="itemname2" style="width: 50px;"> <option value="11am" selected="selected">11am</option> <option value="2pm">2pm</option> </select><br /> Adult Tickets: <select name="quantity" style="width: 50px;"> <option selected="selected">0</option> <option>1</option> <option>2</option> <option>3</option> <option>4</option> <option>5</option> <option>6</option> <option>7</option> <option>8</option> <option>9</option> <option>10</option> </select><br /> <br /> <input type="hidden" name="x1storeid" value="55343" /> <input type="hidden" name="x1itemcode" value="titantic_trail_tour_child" /> <input type="hidden" name="X1include" value="on" /> Tour Time: <select name="X1itemname2" style="width: 50px;"> <option value="11am" selected="selected">11am</option> <option value="2pm">2pm</option> </select><br /> Child Tickets (Under 12yrs): <select name="X1quantity" style="width: 50px;"> <option selected="selected">0</option> <option>1</option> <option>2</option> <option>3</option> <option>4</option> <option>5</option> <option>6</option> <option>7</option> <option>8</option> <option>9</option> <option>10</option> </select><br /> <input type="submit" value="BOOK NOW &raquo;" class="submit" /> </form> </div> </div> <h3>The Titanic Trail</h3> <p>A 60 minute walking tour through the streets and environs of Cobh, revealing locations and incidents directly connected to the <a href="/about/rms-titanic-and-cobh">Titanic</a> and many other aspects Cork harbour history and Irish heritage. Note: Children are those under 12 years. <br /> <a href="/tours/the-titanic-trail">More Info &raquo;</a></p> <hr /> <div class="right-box"> <div id="book-block"> <form onsubmit="return datecheck('spikedate');" method="post" action="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp"> <strong>Date:</strong> <input type="text" name="itemname3" value="Select Tour Date" class="tour-spike" /><br /> <input type="hidden" name="storeid" value="55343" /> <input type="hidden" name="itemcode" value="spike_island_tour_adult" /> <input type="hidden" name="include" value="on" /> Adult Tickets: <select name="quantity" style="width: 50px;"> <option selected="selected">0</option> <option>1</option> <option>2</option> <option>3</option> <option>4</option> <option>5</option> <option>6</option> <option>7</option> <option>8</option> <option>9</option> <option>10</option> </select><br /> <input type="hidden" name="x1storeid" value="55343" /> <input type="hidden" name="x1itemcode" value="spike_island_tour_child" /> <input type="hidden" name="X1include" value="on" /> Child Tickets (Under 12yrs): <select name="X1quantity" style="width: 50px;"> <option selected="selected">0</option> <option>1</option> <option>2</option> <option>3</option> <option>4</option> <option>5</option> <option>6</option> <option>7</option> <option>8</option> <option>9</option> <option>10</option> </select><br /> <input type="submit" value="BOOK NOW &raquo;" class="submit" /> </form> <br /> <form onsubmit="return datecheck('spikedate');" method="post" action="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp"> <input type="hidden" value="55343" name="storeid" /> <input type="hidden" value="1" name="quantity" /> <input type="hidden" value="" id="spikedate" name="itemname3" /> <input type="hidden" value="spike_island_tour_family" name="itemcode" /> <span style="font-weight: bold">Family Ticket:</span> <br /> <select name="itemname2"> <option value="2 adults and 2 children">2 adults and 2 children</option> <option value="1 adult and 3 children">1 adult and 3 children</option> </select> <input type="submit" value="BOOK NOW &raquo;" class="submit" /> </form> </div> </div> <h3>Spike Island Walking Tour</h3> <p><a href="/tours/spike-island-guided-walking-tour">The Spike Island Walking tour</a> starts with a boat trip from Kennedy Pier in Cobh. This <strong>escorted walking tour </strong>brings you through the island's history, since a monastic community lived here in the 7th Century and the building of the fort, right up to the modern day prison which closed in 2004. <br /> <span style="font-size: 13px;"><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong> <!-- From 26th November through&nbsp;winter months the Spike Island Tours is only available for pre arranged group bookings of 15 people or more. --> </strong></span></span><br /> <a href="/tours/spike-island-guided-walking-tour">More Info &raquo;</a></p> <hr /> <div class="right-box"> <div id="book-block"> <form onsubmit="return datecheck('libdate');" method="post" action="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp"> <strong>Date:</strong> <input type="text" id="libdate" name="itemname3" value="Select Tour Date" class="tour-liberty" /><br /> <input type="hidden" name="storeid" value="55343" /> <input type="hidden" name="itemcode" value="Lusitania_tour_adult_ticket" /> <input type="hidden" name="include" value="on" /> Adult Tickets: <select name="quantity" style="width: 50px;"> <option selected="selected">0</option> <option>1</option> <option>2</option> <option>3</option> <option>4</option> <option>5</option> <option>6</option> <option>7</option> <option>8</option> <option>9</option> <option>10</option> </select><br /> <input type="hidden" name="x1storeid" value="55343" /> <input type="hidden" name="x1itemcode" value="Lusitania_tour_child_ticket" /> <input type="hidden" name="X1include" value="on" /> Child Tickets (Under 12yrs): <select name="X1quantity" style="width: 50px;"> <option selected="selected">0</option> <option>1</option> <option>2</option> <option>3</option> <option>4</option> <option>5</option> <option>6</option> <option>7</option> <option>8</option> <option>9</option> <option>10</option> </select><br /> <input type="submit" value="BOOK NOW &raquo;" class="submit" /> </form> </div> </div> <h3>Cobh Lusitania Tour</h3> <p>This tour is based on the research conducted by Dr Michael Martin for his new book entitled 'RMS Lusitania, it wasn't and it didn't. Due for publication in October 2014 the book is set to challenge traditional beliefs and narratives surrounding the tragedy.</p> <span style="font-size: 13px;"><!--<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Note: Children are those under 12 years.</strong></span>--> <br /> <a href="/tours/cobh-lusitania-tour">More Info &raquo;</a> <p>&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <div class="right-box"> <div id="book-block"> <form onsubmit="return datecheck('ghostdate');" method="post" action="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp"> <strong>Date:</strong> <input type="text" id="ghostdate" name="itemname3" value="Select Tour Date" class="tour-date" /><br /> <input type="hidden" name="storeid" value="55343" /> <input type="hidden" name="itemcode" value="ghost_tour_adult" /> <input type="hidden" name="include" value="on" /> Adult Tickets: <select name="quantity" style="width: 50px;"> <option selected="selected">0</option> <option>1</option> <option>2</option> <option>3</option> <option>4</option> <option>5</option> <option>6</option> <option>7</option> <option>8</option> <option>9</option> <option>10</option> </select><br /> <input type="hidden" name="x1storeid" value="55343" /> <input type="hidden" name="x1itemcode" value="ghost_tour_child" /> <input type="hidden" name="X1include" value="on" /> Child Tickets (Under 12yrs): <select name="X1quantity" style="width: 50px;"> <option selected="selected">0</option> <option>1</option> <option>2</option> <option>3</option> <option>4</option> <option>5</option> <option>6</option> <option>7</option> <option>8</option> <option>9</option> <option>10</option> </select><br /> <input type="submit" value="BOOK NOW &raquo;" class="submit" /> </form> </div> </div> <h3>Ghost Tour</h3> <p>The visitor is brought on a tour of the towns most haunted sites with the associated ghost stories revealed in gory detail.<br /> <a href="/tours/ghost-tour">More Info &raquo;</a></p> <hr /> <div class="right-box"> <div id="book-block"> <form onsubmit="return datecheck('centdate');" method="post" action="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp"> <strong>Date:</strong> <input type="text" id="centdate" name="itemname3" value="Select Tour Date" class="tour-date" /><br /> <input type="hidden" name="storeid" value="55343" /> <input type="hidden" name="itemcode" value="2012_centenary_tour_adult" /> <input type="hidden" name="include" value="on" /> Adult Tickets: <select name="quantity" style="width: 50px;"> <option selected="selected">0</option> <option>1</option> <option>2</option> <option>3</option> <option>4</option> <option>5</option> <option>6</option> <option>7</option> <option>8</option> <option>9</option> <option>10</option> </select><br /> <input type="hidden" name="x1storeid" value="55343" /> <input type="hidden" name="x1itemcode" value="2012_centenary_tour_child" /> <input type="hidden" name="X1include" value="on" /> Child Tickets&nbsp;(Under 12yrs): <select name="X1quantity" style="width: 50px;"> <option selected="selected">0</option> <option>1</option> <option>2</option> <option>3</option> <option>4</option> <option>5</option> <option>6</option> <option>7</option> <option>8</option> <option>9</option> <option>10</option> </select><br /> <input type="submit" value="BOOK NOW &raquo;" class="submit" /> </form> </div> </div> <h3>2012 Centenary Tour</h3> <p>The 2012 Centenary Tour in a special commemoration tour to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.<br /> <a href="/tours/2012-centenary-tour">More Info &raquo;</a></p> <hr /> <br /> <em>Please note that tours are subject to adverse weather conditions and minimum numbers. In such circumstances a full refund will be given.</em></span>http://www.titanic.ie/toursThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Trade<h2>Trade</h2> All tours organised by Titanic Trail Ltd., can be arranged for Tour Operators and Trade Partners.<br /> <br /> The Titanic Trail works closely with the corporate sector and Michael Martin can present&nbsp; historical lectures for delegates attending conferences in Cork and at other Irish locations.<br /> <br /> Timing of tours and lectures will be arranged to facilitate the Tour Operator schedules. Usual trade rates apply.<br /> <br /> For further information on trade rates and your login code, please contact <a href="mailto:trade@titanic.ie">trade@titanic.ie</a> or fill out the trade enquiry to the right.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="/tradedeals/trade_deals.php" target="_blank"><img border="0" width="304" height="28" alt="Trade Login" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/button_trade_login.gif" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <div align="center"> <table cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="center" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"><em>Picture: Travel writer, Simon Calder, on the Titanic Trail with Michael Martin</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"><img width="600" height="338" src="images/Simon%20Calder%20on%20the%20Titanic%20Trail%20%20small%20.jpg" alt="" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div>http://www.titanic.ie/tradeThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Local Info<div class="social-img"><a href="/tours"><img alt="Book a Tour Now" src="/images/book-a-tour.jpg" /></a></div> <h2>Local Info</h2> <br /> Cobh is located in <a target="_blank" href="http://www.portofcork.ie">Cork Harbour</a>, one of the largest natural harbours in the world. Formerly called Queenstown, it is a beautiful town, featuring some of Ireland&rsquo;s best architecture. Cobh is a bustling seaside town with lots to do and see. It has experienced all phases of Irish history and holds a rich maritime heritage. The town has strong historical links with sinking of the Lusitania and was the last port of call for RMS Titanic. In 2012 many commemorative events will mark the 100th Anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic, details can be found on <a href="http://www.titanic100.ie">www.titanic100.ie</a>&nbsp; <br /> <br /> The Titanic Walking Tour is one of several attractions in Cobh. One of the most notable features in the town is <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cobhcathedralparish.ie/">St. Colman's Cathedral</a>, with 49 bells its spire is home to the largest <a target="_blank" href="homepage.eircom.net/~adriangebruers/">Carillon</a> in Ireland and the UK. Nearby, Cobh's <a href="http://www.cobhheritage.com" onclick="window.open(this.href,'','resizable=no,location=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,status=no,toolbar=no,fullscreen=no,dependent=no,status'); return false">Heritage Centre</a>, the Queenstown Story,&nbsp; recounts the history of emigration in the old train station building, while outside, a statue memorialises Annie Moore, the first immigrant to disembark at Ellis Island. The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cobhmuseum.com/">Cobh Museum</a> is also a short walk from the station. <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> Cobh is situated on one of several islands, the Great Island, in the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.portofcork.ie">Port of Cork </a>and is a popular destination for liners with many cruises visiting the the town every year. It was here that the first yacht club in the world was founded on Haulbowline Island in 1720. The sheltered harbour is ideal for water-based activities including sailing and deep sea angling.&nbsp; Golf, tennis and riding are all on available nearby. Cobh also has its own Arts venue at the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.iol.ie/~cobharts/">Sirius Arts Centre</a>.<br /> <br /> Outdoor activities are a popular pastime in Cobh, with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sailcork.com">sailing</a> and water sports high on the agenda. Cuskinny Bay with its unique bird sanctuary is within walking distance from Cobh and Marlogue Wood is less than 3 miles from the town centre.<br /> <br /> The town holds several festivals and events throughout the year and often puts on a special event for cruise line visitors with free entertainment. Festivals include the Cobh Blues Festival, the International Sea Angling Championships and the Cobh Peoples Regatta. Annual events taking place include the Titanic Commemorative Weekend and the Lusitania Memorial. <br /> <br /> Access to Cobh is easy with an hourly commuter train service to and from Cork City offered by <a target="_blank" href="http://www.irishrail.ie">Irish Rail.</a>&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Further local attractions can be found by visiting these links: <a href="http://www.titanic100.ie">Titanic 100</a>, <a href="http://www.eastcorktourism.com">East Cork Tourism</a>&nbsp; and <a onclick="window.open(this.href,'','resizable=no,location=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,status=no,toolbar=no,fullscreen=no,dependent=no,width=800,height=800,status'); return false" href="http://www.visitcobh.com">Visit Cobh</a>.<br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><br /> <img height="202" width="588" src="http://d1299303.ali41.fireball.ie/images/annie moore the harbout and the cathedral.jpg" alt="Annie Moore Statue in Cobh. The White Star line offices in Cobh and Cobh Catherdal" /></div> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Statue of Annie Moore&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kennedy Pier&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; St. Colman's Cathedral &nbsp; <br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <br /> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/local-infoThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Shop<h2>Titanic Collectables - Cobh, Spike Island and more</h2> <p>It is our aim at the Titanic Trail to bring you the high quality, unique merchandise. All our products are offered at a discount rates through this website. We will be adding further merchandise of this unique quality as it becomes available to us.</p> <div style="padding: 12px 0pt;"><img src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/shipping.gif" alt="Low Cost Shipping" /></div> <div class="online-shop-hp"> <h2>Unique Titanic Collectables - <span style="font-size: 16px;">Cobh, Spike Island and more</span></h2> <div class="shop-block"> <div class="product-hp"><a href="/shop/the-titanic-trail-booklet"><img height="200" width="195" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/titanic-trial-booklet.gif" alt="" /></a></div> <div class="product-detail"> <h3><a href="/shop/the-titanic-trail-booklet">The Titanic Trail Booklet</a></h3> <p>Signed by the author and creator of the Titanic Trail, Michael Martin.</p> <div class="price">&euro;7.50 + P&amp;P</div> <a href="/shop/the-titanic-trail-booklet"><img src="/images/more_info_btn.gif" alt="Read More" /></a></div> </div> <div class="shop-block"> <div class="product-hp"><a href="/shop/spike-island-dvd"><img height="200" width="195" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/spike-island-DVD.gif" alt="" /></a></div> <div class="product-detail"> <h3><a href="/shop/spike-island-dvd">Spike Island DVD</a></h3> <p>The DVD takes you on a fascinating walk through the ages of Spike Island.</p> <div class="price">&euro;10.00 + P&amp;P</div> <a href="/shop/spike-island-dvd"><img src="/images/more_info_btn.gif" alt="Read More" /></a></div> </div> <div class="clear">&nbsp;</div> <div class="clear">&nbsp;</div> <a name="prints"></a> <div class="clear">&nbsp;</div> <h2><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>The Titanic Trail Fr Browne Prints Collection</strong></span></h2> <div class="shop-block"> <div class="product-hp"><a href="/shop/white-star-line-offices"><img height="200" width="195" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/print_WhiteStarLinePassengers_sm.gif" alt="" /></a></div> <div class="product-detail"> <h3><a href="/shop/white-star-line-offices">White Star Line Offices</a></h3> <p>&quot;White Star Line Offices, Cobh&quot; Print</p> <div class="price">&euro;14.99 + P&amp;P</div> <a href="/shop/white-star-line-offices"><img src="/images/more_info_btn.gif" alt="Read More" /></a></div> </div> <div class="shop-block"> <div class="product-hp"><a href="/shop/titanic-dropping-anchor"><img height="200" width="195" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/print_DroppingAnchorCobh_sm.gif" alt="" /></a></div> <div class="product-detail"> <h3><a href="/shop/titanic-dropping-anchor">Titanic Dropping Anchor</a></h3> <p>&quot;Titanic Dropping Anchor in Cobh&quot; Print</p> <div class="price">&euro;14.99 + P&amp;P</div> <a href="/shop/titanic-dropping-anchor"><img src="/images/more_info_btn.gif" alt="Read More" /></a></div> </div> <div class="shop-block"> <div class="product-hp"><a href="/shop/stern-view-of-the-titanic"><img height="200" width="195" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/print_SternViewTitanic_sm.gif" alt="" /></a></div> <div class="product-detail"> <h3><a href="/shop/stern-view-of-the-titanic">Stern View of the Titanic</a></h3> <p>&quot;Stern View of the Titanic&quot; Print</p> <div class="price">&euro;14.99 + P&amp;P</div> <a href="/shop/stern-view-of-the-titanic"><img src="/images/more_info_btn.gif" alt="Read More" /></a></div> </div> <div class="clear">&nbsp;</div> <div class="shop-block"> <div class="product-hp"><a href="/shop/cobh-in-mourning"><img height="200" width="195" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/print_CobhInMourning_sm.gif" alt="" /></a></div> <div class="product-detail"> <h3><a href="/shop/cobh-in-mourning">Cobh In Mourning</a></h3> <p>&quot;Cobh In Mourning, Flags At Half Mast&quot; Print</p> <div class="price">&euro;14.99 + P&amp;P</div> <a href="/shop/cobh-in-mourning"><img src="/images/more_info_btn.gif" alt="Read More" /></a></div> </div> <div class="shop-block"> <div class="product-hp"><a href="/shop/captain-smith-bridge-wing"><img height="200" width="195" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/print_Boatside_sm.gif" alt="" /></a></div> <div class="product-detail"> <h3><a href="/shop/captain-smith-bridge-wing">Captain Smith, Starboard Bridge Wing <br /> </a></h3> <p>&quot;Captain Smith, Bridge Wing&quot; Print</p> <div class="price">&euro;14.99 + P&amp;P</div> <a href="/shop/captain-smith-bridge-wing"><img src="/images/more_info_btn.gif" alt="Read More" /></a></div> </div> <div class="shop-block"> <div class="product-hp"><a href="/shop/last-raising-of-the-anchor"><img height="200" width="195" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/print_TitanicRaisingAnchor_sm.gif" alt="" /></a></div> <div class="product-detail"> <h3><a href="/shop/last-raising-of-the-anchor">Last Raising of the Anchor</a></h3> <p>&quot;Last Raising of the Anchor, Cobh&quot; Print</p> <div class="price">&euro;14.99 + P&amp;P</div> <a href="/shop/last-raising-of-the-anchor"><img src="/images/more_info_btn.gif" alt="Read More" /></a></div> </div> <div class="clear">&nbsp;</div> <div class="shop-block"> <div class="product-hp"><a href="/shop/fr-browne-titanic-print-collection"><img height="200" width="195" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/print_collection_sm.gif" alt="" /></a></div> <div class="product-detail"> <h3><a href="/shop/fr-browne-titanic-print-collection"><strong>The Fr Browne </strong><strong>Prints Collection</strong></a></h3> <p>A unique range of six photographic prints from the famous Father Browne Collection of Titanic images.</p> <div class="price">&euro;78.00 + P&amp;P</div> <a href="/shop/fr-browne-titanic-print-collection"><img src="/images/more_info_btn.gif" alt="Read More" /></a></div> </div> <div class="clear">&nbsp;</div> </div>http://www.titanic.ie/shopThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Contact<h2>Contact Us</h2> <p>Full details and booking facilities for all our guided walking tours can be found on our <a href="http://www.titanic.ie/tours">'Tour' page tab</a><br /> <br /> Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information or special quotations.</p> <p><strong>Telephone:</strong> <br /> From Overseas +353 21 4815211<br /> From Ireland 021 4815211 <br /> <strong><br /> Email :</strong> <br /> <a href="mailto:info@titanic.ie">info@titanic.ie </a><strong><br /> <br /> If you would like to receive a quarterly newsletter from the Titanic Trail, please email us at:&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@titanic.ie">news@titanic.ie </a><br /> <br /> Address:</strong> <br /> The Titanic Trail, <br /> Melleiha<br /> Carrignafoy, <br /> Cobh, <br /> Co. Cork, <br /> Ireland.<br /> <br /> <br /> The Titanic Trail Ltd. Mellieha, Carrignafoy, Cobh Co. Cork Ireland.&nbsp; <br /> Company Reg No. 453718 Directors, Michael Martin and Geraldine Martin <br /> <br /> <strong>Terms &amp;&nbsp;Conditions</strong><br /> Welcome to www.titanic.ie . If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Titanic Trail Ltd.&rsquo;s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.<br /> <br /> The term &lsquo;Titanic Trail Ltd.&rsquo; or &lsquo;us&rsquo; or &lsquo;we&rsquo; refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Carrignafoy, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. Our company registration number is No. 453718. The term &lsquo;you&rsquo; refers to the user or viewer of our website.<br /> <br /> The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:</p> <ul> <ul> <li>The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.</li> <li>Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.</li> <li>Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.</li> <li>This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, photographs, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.</li> <li>Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.</li> <li>This web site includes links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).</li> <li>Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.</li> </ul> </ul>http://www.titanic.ie/contactThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Terms<div class="social-img"><a href="/tours"><img alt="Book a Tour Now" src="/images/book-a-tour.jpg" /></a></div> <h2>Terms &amp; Conditions</h2> <p>Please read these terms and conditions before using our website. Check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our terms and conditions or privacy policies.<br /> <br /> <strong>Indemnity </strong><br /> You agree fully to indemnify, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees, agents and suppliers, harmless immediately on demand, from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of any breach of the Conditions by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of this website, or the use by any other person accessing titanic.ie using your user details.<br /> <strong><br /> Our rights </strong><br /> We reserve the right to: modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, any Titanic Trail website (or any part thereof) with or without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Titanic Trail Shop website; and/or change the Conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the this website (or any part thereof) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Conditions have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Conditions then you must immediately stop using the Titanic Trail website.<br /> <br /> <strong>Third Party Links </strong><br /> In an attempt to provide increased value to our customers; we may provide links to third party websites. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, products or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external sites or resources.<br /> <br /> <strong>Customer orders </strong><br /> All orders are subject to acceptance and availability. If the Product you have ordered is not available from stock you will not be able to place an order on the Titanic Trail shop website. However, if an order is accepted for which there is no current stock you will be contacted by email and will have the option either to wait until the item is available from stock or to cancel your order in accordance with our Cancellation Policy.</p> <p>We will take all reasonable care, in so far as it is in our power to do so, to keep the details of your order and payment secure, but in the absence of negligence on our part we cannot be held liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party procures unauthorised access to any data you provide when accessing or ordering from titanicie.<br /> <br /> <strong>Order acknowledgement policy </strong><br /> Please note that your order will become a legally binding contract entered in between us upon dispatch of your order.<br /> <br /> Your receipt of an electronic or other form of order confirmation does not signify our acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell. Titanic Trail Ltd. reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline your order for any reason. Titanic Trail Ltd reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order, without prior notice to you, to supply less than the quantity you ordered of any item.<br /> <br /> The contract between you and Titanic Trail Ltd will be completed on the dispatch of the products ordered unless we have notified you that we do not accept your order or you have cancelled it in accordance with our Cancellation Policy. The sale contract is therefore completed in the Republic of Ireland and is subject to Irish law.<br /> We reserve the right to reject any offer to purchase by you at any time.<br /> <br /> <strong>Cancellation right</strong><br /> Under the distance selling regulations you have the legal right to cancel your order within seven working days of receipt of the goods.<br /> <br /> <strong>Description of products </strong><br /> All details, descriptions and prices of products appearing on the Titanic Trail website shop are correct at the time of input. Although we aim to keep the website as up to date as possible, the information appearing at a particular time may not always reflect the position exactly at the moment you place an order.<br /> <br /> <strong>Payment </strong><br /> All prices are correct at the time of entering information. You will receive an electronic confirmation of receipt of your order via email. Payment can be made by any of the specified Payment Methods. Payment will be debited and cleared by Realex online payment services. For more information visit www.realexpayments.com<br /> <br /> You confirm that the credit/debit card that is being used is yours.<br /> <br /> All credit/debit card holders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to authorise payment to us, we will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery.<br /> <br /> <strong>Payment methods</strong><br /> Titanic Trail Ltd offers the following variety of payment methods:</p> <ul> <li>MasterCard</li> <li>Visa</li> <li>Laser</li> </ul> Please be sure to provide your exact billing address and telephone number - the address and phone number your credit card company has on file for you. Incorrect information may cause a delay in processing your order.<br /> <br /> <strong>Refusal of transaction </strong><br /> We reserve the right to withdraw any products from the website at any time and/or remove, screen or edit any materials or content. We may refuse to process a transaction for any reason or refuse service to anyone at any time at our sole discretion.<br /> <br /> We will not be liable to you or any third party by reason of our withdrawing any product from the titanic.ie website, whether or not that product has been sold; removing, screening or editing any materials or content; refusing to process a transaction or suspending any transaction after processing has begun.<br /> <br /> The eligibility to purchase products on the website is limited to those parties who satisfy our eligibility criteria. By making an offer to buy a product, you specifically authorise us to transmit information (including any updated information) or to obtain information about you from third parties from time to time, including but not limited to your credit card number or credit reports (including credit reports for your spouse if you reside in a community property jurisdiction), to authenticate your identity, to validate your credit card, to obtain an initial credit card authorisation and to authorise individual purchase transactions.<br /> <br /> <strong>Credit card security </strong><br /> We use a 3rd party credit card processor called Realex Payments because they are the Ireland's largest, safest, and most dependable company for processing online orders. Realex Payments also manage Virgin Airlines, Aer Lingus and many more of the biggest e-commerce sites around the world. You can always feel totally safe ordering from titanic.ie.<br /> <br /> When you click on the order/checkout link, you will be sent to our branded Realex Payments payment details page this page &amp; process is totally secure. When you give your credit card details, it's normal to be asked for your 3 digit &quot;validation code&quot; (4 digits for American Express). In fact, using this validation code for your online order is for your own security and protection. If you have any concerns at all we want to hear about them - let us know and we'll do our best to resolve them.<br /> <br /> <strong>Eligibility </strong><br /> To be eligible to order products on the Titanic Trail website shop and lawfully enter into and form contracts on the website under Irish law you must register by providing your real name, phone number, email address, credit card details and other requested information. Purchases on the titanic.ie website can only be made by those individuals aged over 18 years of age who meet these terms of eligibility, who have been issued a valid credit card by a bank acceptable to us, whose applications are acceptable to us and who have authorised us to process a charge or charges on their credit card in the amount of the total purchase price for any products which they purchase.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>General terms and conditions </strong></span><br /> <br /> <strong>Intellectual property and right to use </strong><br /> You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content supplied as part of the Titanic Trail Ltd website shall remain at all times vested in us or our licensors. You are permitted to use this material only as expressly authorised by us or our licensors.<br /> <br /> You acknowledge and agree that the material and content contained within the this website is made available for your personal non-commercial use only and that you may download such material and content onto only one computer hard drive for such purpose. Any other use of the material and content of the website is strictly prohibited.<br /> <br /> You agree not to (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material and content.<br /> <br /> <strong>Compliance with laws </strong><br /> The Titanic Trail Ltd website may be used only for lawful purposes and in a lawful manner. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations regarding the website and any transactions conducted on or through the website.<br /> <br /> <strong>Limitation of liability </strong><br /> While we will use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information we place on this website, we make no warranties, whether express or implied, in relation to its accuracy.<br /> <br /> The titanic.ie website is provided on an &quot;as is&quot; and &quot;as available&quot; basis without any representation or endorsement made and we make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to the Titanic Trail website shop, or any transaction that may be conducted on or through the Titanic Trail website shop including but not limited to, implied warranties of non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, conditions of completeness, or any implied warranty arising from the course of dealing or usage or trade.<br /> <br /> We make no warranty that the Titanic Trail website shop will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of content or material uploaded or transmitted through the Titanic Trail website.<br /> <br /> Notwithstanding any other provision in the Conditions, nothing herein shall limit your rights as a consumer under Irish law.<br /> <br /> You acknowledge that Titanic Trail Ltd. will not be liable, in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations) or otherwise out of or in connection with the Conditions for:<br /> <ul> <li>any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or</li> <li>any loss of goodwill or reputation; or</li> <li>any special or indirect or consequential losses;</li> </ul> In any case whether or not such losses were within the contemplation of the parties at the date of the Conditions, suffered or incurred by that party arising out of or in connection with the provisions of any matter under the Conditions. Nothing in the Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our servants, agents or employees.<br /> <br /> <strong>Severance </strong><br /> If any part of the Conditions shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from the Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of the Conditions.<br /> <br /> <strong>Waiver </strong><br /> No waiver by us shall be construed as a waiver of any proceeding or succeeding breach of any provision.<br /> <br /> <strong>Survival </strong><br /> Each provision of the Conditions shall be construed as separately applying and surviving even if for any reason one or other of those provisions is held to be inapplicable or unenforceable in any circumstances.<br /> <br /> <strong>Entire agreement </strong><br /> The Conditions (as amended from time to time) contain the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter covered and supersedes any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals, written or oral, between the parties in relation to such matters. No oral explanation or oral information given by any party shall alter the interpretation of the Conditions. You confirm that, in agreeing to accept the Conditions, you have not relied on any representation save in so far as the same has expressly been made a representation in the Conditions and you agree that you shall have no remedy in respect of any misrepresentation which has not become a term of the Conditions save that your agreement contained in this Clause shall not apply in respect of any fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation whether or not such has become a term of the Conditions.<br /> <br /> <strong>Law </strong><br /> The Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Irish Republic and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.<br />http://www.titanic.ie/termsThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Delivery<div class="social-img"><a href="/tours"><img src="/images/book-a-tour.jpg" alt="Book a Tour Now" /></a></div> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>Delivery</strong></span><br /> You will receive an email at the address you have specified when your order has been received and dispatched. Ireland and UK orders will normally be dispatched the same day using either An Post or a courier company. Orders are normally received within 2-3 working days. Please see below for shipping rates.<br /> <br /> International orders are shipped by An Post who passes the package onto your overseas delivery company. The delivery timescale is a non-guaranteed 7-14 days. Please see below for shipping rates.<br /> <br /> For out of stock items, if the delay is likely to be significant we will contact you either by telephone or email to inform you of an approximate delivery date. In the event of a delay, we will contact you either by email or telephone to inform you of this.<br /> <br /> <strong>Postage Rates:</strong><br /> <table cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" width="500"> <thead> <tr> <th scope="col" style="text-align: left;">Order Value</th> <th scope="col" style="text-align: left;">Ireland &amp; UK Orders</th> <th scope="col" style="text-align: left;">International Orders</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: left;">&euro;0 - &euro;49</td> <td>&euro;5.00 shipping</td> <td>&euro;5.00 shipping</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&euro;50 and over</td> <td>FREE&nbsp;shipping</td> <td>FREE shipping</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br /> Once you submit an order, we immediately prepare all stock items for delivery. You can cancel your order at any stage until delivery. If you would like to request the cancellation of an order, please contact us on +353(0) 21 481 5211 as soon as possible, or email this information to info@titanic.ie. <br /> <br /> Please inform us of any cancellation at the earliest opportunity.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>Returns Policy</strong></span><br /> <br /> <strong>Non-faulty items</strong><br /> If for any reason you decide not to keep an item, you can return it and claim for a refund. Please return to us within 14 days of receipt to the address indicated on your dispatch slip. Non-faulty items must be returned in their original, undamaged packaging and must be in an unused condition.<br /> <br /> We cannot be held responsible for goods that are returned to us that are lost in transit. If you are concerned, then we recommend that you send the goods by registered post and retain proof of posting.<br /> <br /> If we find that the product has not been returned to us in fully re-saleable condition, we reserve the right to refuse a claim for a refund on the item, or deduct up to 50% of the selling price from the refund claim.<br /> <br /> Please be aware that post and packaging is not refundable, except where items have been returned because they are faulty or do not otherwise conform to your order.<br /> <br /> If you have lost your delivery note, please follow the returns instructions below.<br /> <br /> <strong>Faulty items</strong><br /> If you receive a product from Titanic Trail Ltd that is faulty on delivery, you can return it and claim for a refund. Please return it to the address indicated on your dispatch slip. If a product is found to be faulty, you may also claim for a refund for the delivery charge paid by you when initially ordering the product.<br /> <br /> If you have lost your delivery note, please follow the returns instructions below.<br /> <br /> <strong>Returns instructions</strong><br /> The instructions for refunds are located on the initial delivery note that you received with your order. If you do not have your delivery note, please follow the instructions below<br /> <br /> Packing Instructions - Please take care when unpacking and repacking your products.<br /> <br /> If you do not have a delivery note, then please enclose the following information on a piece of paper: <ul> <li>Please specify the reason for returning the item</li> <li>The date you received the product</li> <li>Any other product information you have&nbsp;</li> </ul> Please put this piece of paper, and the product to be returned, into a parcel, and mail it to the address below:<br /> <br /> Titanic Trail Returns Department, <br /> Melleiha, <br /> Carrignafoy, <br /> Cobh, <br /> Co. Cork, Ireland.<br /> <br /> You will receive an email confirming receipt of your returned items<br />http://www.titanic.ie/deliveryThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Privacy<div class="social-img"><a href="/tours"><img src="/images/book-a-tour.jpg" alt="Book a Tour Now" /></a></div> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>Privacy Policy - Your Privacy Matters To Us</strong></span><br /> <br /> Titanic.ie takes your online privacy very seriously. Therefore, unless you explicitly state otherwise, or we explicitly state otherwise, any data that we collect as a result of your use of the site remains confidential. Why do we collect ANY data on our users? Like many web sites, we collect non-personally identifiable information about our users primarily for three purposes:<br /> <ul> <li>to analyse our traffic patterns</li> <li>to target advertisements</li> <li>to add new services, sections and features on titanic.ie&nbsp;</li> </ul> In this statement, we let you know all of the ways that we collect data on our users, and how we use that data. <br /> <br /> If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail us at info@titanic.ie<br /> <br /> <strong>1. 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Continued use of this website after these changes have been made constitutes acceptance of any changes made.<br /> <br /> <strong>7. Who to Contact</strong><br /> If you have any questions about this policy or the Site in general, please contact Titanic.ie by post to Titanic Trail Ltd, Melleiha, Carrignafoy, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland, or by telephone on + 353 (0)21 4815211, or by email at info@titanic.ie<br /> <br /> <strong>8. Irish Data Protection Commissioner </strong><br /> Further information on your data privacy rights are available on the Data Protection Commissioner&rsquo;s website at www.dataprivacy.ie<br /> <br /> <strong>Website Administration</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Business Name: </strong>Titanic Trail Ltd / Titanic.ie <br /> <strong>Address:</strong> Melleiha, Carrignafoy, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland<br /> <strong>Tel:</strong> +353 (0)21 4815211<br /> <strong>URL:</strong> http://www.titanic.ie<br /> <strong>Email:</strong> info@titanic.iehttp://www.titanic.ie/privacyThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Trade Deals<h2>Trade, tour operator and bus company arrangements</h2> <br /> Walking tours, historical presentations and Spike Island trips can be arranged for the Trade at times and dates that suit the needs of your clients. Trade discounts from 10 to 25 percent for the Titanic Trail and presentations can,&nbsp;depending on volume and frequency,&nbsp;be organised. Very limited discounts can be arranged for Spike Island as the operation of these tours involves three companies namely, the County Council, the Titanic Trail Ltd., and Marine Transport services. <br /> <br /> Unlike the public tours, timings and duration of activities can be adjusted to suit Trade requirements and add-ons such as Irish Coffees, incentive gifts and others groups activites can be organised. Personalised signed copies of the Titanic Trail booklet can be prepared for your clients for&nbsp;when they arrive in Cobh, signed by the author just for them.<br /> <br /> Whatever type of a group you are bringing to the area, speak with us and we can shape a package or a bundle to suit your needs.<br /> <br /> Contact Michael Martin directly to discuss your requirements at +353 87 276 7218 or <a href="mailto:trade@titanic.ie">trade@titanic.ie</a>http://www.titanic.ie/trade-dealsThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Getting to Cobh from the USA<h2>Getting to Cobh from the USA<a target="_self" href="http://www.titanic.ie/tours"><img width="162" height="76" align="right" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/book-tour-img.jpg" alt="Titanic Trail Cobh Ireland Book Now" /></a></h2> <br /> <h3><a href="http://www.xe.com/ucc/" target="blank">$Dollar/&euro;Euro Currency Converter</a></h3> <br /> <p>Cobh is one of the most accessible towns in Ireland. Road, rail, sea and airport connections are all in very close proximity.</p> <ul style="list-style-type:none;"> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.shannonairport.com">Shannon Airport</a>: 2 hours by car <a target="blank" href="http://goo.gl/maps/hIr6X">Get Route</a></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.dublinairport.com">Dublin Airport</a>: 2.5 hours by car <a target="blank" href="http://goo.gl/maps/ITgwd">Get Route</a></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.corkairport.com">Cork Airport</a>: 20 minutes by car <a target="blank" href="http://goo.gl/maps/r8uTi">Get Route</a></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.brittanyferries.ie/ferry-routes/ireland-france-ferries/cork-roscoff">Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal</a> (Ferries from Roscoff, France): 15 minutes by car <a target="blank" href="http://goo.gl/maps/8l2SH">Get Route</a></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.irishrail.ie/">National Railroad </a>system connects to Cobh through Cork&rsquo;s Kent Station</li> </ul> <h3>USA Via Shannon Airport (90 miles from Cobh)</h3> <h4>Airlines</h4> <ul style="list-style-type:none;"> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.aerlingus.com/en-US/home/index.jsp"> Aer Lingus</a><em>&nbsp; Flights from New York JFK and&nbsp; Boston</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.delta.com/"> Delta&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;<em>Flights from Newark</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="https://www.united.com/web/en-US/default.aspx?SID=0EB28E83350A498B82C1C1CFABADAECB"> United&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;<em>Flights from New York JFK</em></li> </ul> <h4>Car Rental Shannon Airport</h4> <ul style="list-style-type:none;"> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.avis.ie/">Avis Car Rental</a></li> <li><em>Tel: +353 61 715600</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.budget.ie/"> Budget Car Rental </a></li> <li><em>Tel: +353 61 471361</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.europcar.ie/shannonairport.html">Europcar </a></li> <li><em>Tel: +353 61 206040</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.hertz.ie/">Hertz Car Rental </a></li> <li><em>Tel: +353 61 471639</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.dan-dooley.ie/">Dooley Car Rental </a></li> <li><em>Tel: +353 61 471819</em></li> </ul> <h3>USA Via Dublin Airport (172 miles from Cobh)</h3> <h4>Airlines</h4> <ul style="list-style-type:none;"> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.aerlingus.com/en-US/home/index.jsp">Aer Lingus </a>&nbsp;<em>Flights from New York JFK and Boston</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.airfrance.us/cgi-bin/AF/US/en/common/home/flights/ticket-plane.do">Air France </a>&nbsp;<em>Flights from New York JFK</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.lufthansa.com/us/en/homepage">Lufthansa</a> &nbsp;<em>Flights from New York JFK</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="https://www.united.com/web/en-US/default.aspx?SID=0EB28E83350A498B82C1C1CFABADAECB">United Airlines</a>&nbsp; <em>Flights from Chicago, Orlando and Washington</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.usairways.com/en-US/?phpMyAdmin=9118c509a3023t6085090fr1c9">US Airways</a> &nbsp;<em>Flights from Fort Lauderdale, Pittsburgh, Charlotte and Philadelphia</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.delta.com/">Delta </a>&nbsp;<em>Flights from Atlanta, Jacksonville and Orlando</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.aircanada.com/">Air Canada </a>&nbsp;<em>Flights from Toronto</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.airtransat.ie/en/index.aspx">Air Transat </a>&nbsp;<em>Flights from Toronto and Montreal</em></li> </ul> <h4>Car Rental Dublin Airport</h4> <ul style="list-style-type:none;"> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.avis.ie/CarHire/Europe/Ireland/Dublin/Dublin-Airport-Terminal-1-2">Avis Car Rental</a></li> <li><em>Phone +353 1 605 7566</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.budget.ie">Budget Car Rental</a></li> <li><em>Phone +353 1 844 5150</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.dan-dooley.ie">Dooley Car Rental </a></li> <li><em>Phone + 353 1 844 5156</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.europcar.ie/dublinairport.html">Europcar</a></li> <li><em>Phone +353 1 812 2800</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.hertz.ie">Hertz Car Rental</a></li> <li><em>Phone +353 1 844 5466</em></li> </ul> <h3>Europe via Cork Airport (17 miles from Cobh)</h3> <h4>Airlines</h4> <ul style="list-style-type:none;"> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.aerlingus.com/en-US/home/index.jsp"> Aer Lingus</a>&nbsp; <em>Flights from UK, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland</em></li> <li><a target="blank" href="http://www.ryanair.com/ie"> Ryanair</a> &nbsp;<em>Flights from UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland and Lithuania</em></li> </ul> <strong>Car Rental Cork Airport</strong><br /> <ul style="list-style-type:none;"> <li><a href="http://www.avis.ie/" target="blank">Avis Car Rental</a></li> <li><em>Phone: +353 21 4327460</em></li> <li><a href="http://www.budget.ie/" target="blank">Budget Car Rental</a></li> <li><em>Phone: +353 21 4314000</em></li> <li><a href="http://www.dooleycarrentals.com/" target="blank">Dooley Car Rental</a></li> <li><em>Phone: +353 21 4321099</em></li> <li><a href="http://www.europcar.ie/corkairport.html" target="blank">Europcar</a></li> <li><em>Phone: +353 61 206088</em></li> <li><a href="http://www.hertz.ie/" target="blank">Hertz Car Rental</a></li> <li><em>Phone: +353 21 4965849</em></li> </ul> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/getting-to-cobh-from-the-usaThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100The Titanic Trail<h2>The Titanic Trail - A Walking Tour of Cobh</h2> This fascinating <strong>guided walking tour</strong> explores the town of Cobh in Cork Harbour which was <a href="/about/rms-titanic-and-cobh">the last port of call of RMS Titanic</a>. Participants are taken by specially trained guides to re-live a Titanic timeline journey through the historic town of Cobh. The vista of the town remains the same as it was on the day&nbsp;the Titanic's passengers embarked from the Port of Cork. The tour recounts many interesting facts about the <a href="/about/rms-titanic-and-cobh">Titanic</a>, the Titanic's history and its association with Cobh, from when it departed on its last fateful journey nearly 100 years ago. <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);">In this clip, Michael Martin points out Titanic landmarks.</span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><object width="425" height="344"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/DpVmHnp5H7c?hl=en&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/DpVmHnp5H7c?hl=en&amp;fs=1" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div> <div class="right-box"> <p><a href="/tours"><img alt="Book a Tour Now" src="/images/book-tour-img.jpg" /></a></p> <div id="book-block"> <h3>Times</h3> <p>Tours can be prebooked online for&nbsp;11am&nbsp;or 2pm Daily, <u>all year</u>.*&nbsp;<br /> *October to March times may vary and prior booking is recommended. <br /> Please note Titanic Trail guides will only be deployed in winter months when a booking has been received. <br /> <br /> Private tours and group tours can be arranged at times to suit the clients.</p> <p><strong>Cost</strong></p> <p><strong>&euro;9.50 per person.</strong> <br /> <br /> Children under 12 half price.</p> <h3>Duration</h3> <p>Approximately 45-60 minutes</p> </div> </div> <p><strong>The Titanic walking tour </strong>will bring you through the streets and environs of Cobh, revealing locations and incidents directly connected to the Titanic and many other aspects Cork harbour history and Irish heritage.</p> <h3>Highlights Include</h3> <p>- Original buildings, streets and piers associated with Titanic<br /> - The actual pier where Titanic passengers departed from<br /> - St. Colmans Cathedral<br /> - The Titanic Monument<br /> - Emigrant, military and maritime history<br /> - The story of Spike Island &amp; The Famine<br /> - Convict Transportation</p> <p>The tour is conducted with specialist guides.</p> <h3>Meeting Point</h3> <p>Commodore Hotel, Cobh.</p> <p>At the end of the walk a complimentary sample of the local Irish beer is served in Jack Doyles one of Cobhs most traditional and friendly Irish Bars.</p> <p><a href="/about"><img alt="Meet Michael Martin Author and Creator of The Titanic Trail" src="/images/titanic-trial-btn.jpg" /></a></p> <br /> <em>Please note that tours are subject to adverse weather conditions and minimum numbers. In such circumstances a full refund will be given.</em>http://www.titanic.ie/Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Spike Island Guided Walking Tour<h2>2pm Spike Island Guided Walking Tour</h2> <p>The Spike Island walking tour, designed by Dr Michael Martin has been hailed as an incredible heritage experience. It gives the visitor so much more of an experience than just walking unnacompanied on the island does. The tour which is based on Michael's research for his book <em>'Spike Island, saints, felons and famine'</em>, has fascinated and delighted National and International visitors alike.It operates every day in season from a 2pm departure&nbsp;<br /> Visitors are immersed&nbsp;into centuries of history on the Island from the monastic period to the war of Independence&nbsp;in a lighthearted and very entertaining way.&nbsp;The&nbsp;walk&nbsp;also includes admission&nbsp;to the classic star shaped fortress that dominates the Island and the entrance to Cork Harbour and access to John Mitchel's cell and the restored 6 inch Coastal Artillery weapon (only available to visitors on offical tour). Learn of the tragic famine victims on the island, see where internees were held during the war of Independence, enter the cells that were in use up until 2004 when a part of Mitchel fort on Spike was in use as a prison. A thouroughly enjoyable experience that has to form part of any visit to the harbour area.</p> <h3><strong>PLEASE NOTE that tours operate every day through June, July and August on the 2pm departure.<br /> Once you have booked online your ticket will be at the Kennedy pier Spike Island kiosk. PLEASE ENSURE YOU PICK UP YOUR TICKETS BY 1.30pm to board the boat by 1.45pm&nbsp;</strong><strong><!--THE DAILY TOURS BEGIN IN JUNE. BOOKING ENGINE WILL ACTIVATE SHORTLY ( in the meantime tour guide tickets are available at Kennedy Pier ticket office on the day)--></strong></h3> <br /> <div class="right-box"> <p><a href="/tours"><img src="/images/book-tour-img.jpg" alt="Book a Tour Now" /></a></p> <div id="book-block"> <h3>Cost (which includes the ferry)</h3> <p>&euro;13.50 per adult&nbsp;<br /> &euro;8.50 for children under 12. <strong><br /> *SPECIAL&nbsp;OFFER*</strong> A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children or one adult and 3 children can be offered for &euro;35.</p> <h3>Departures and Duration</h3> <p>The Tour departs daily in June, July and August on the 2pm boat. It it stongly recommended that you arrive by 1.30pm to pick up your ticket. The time spent on the island is between 75 and 90 minutes and the boat journey is dependent on tidal conditions, taking anything from 10 minutes over and back at high tide to 25 minutes each way at low tide. Extreme care should be taken when embarking and disembarking at the piers in Cobh and Spike Island.</p> <p><strong>Winter Schedule of Walking Tours to Spike Island</strong></p> <p>From November 2013 to April 2014 only Group tours in excess of 15 passengers may be arranged SUBJECT TO vessel availability. Advance bookings can be made at times suitable to a group by &nbsp;Michael Martin at +353 87 276 7218 or <a href="mailto:info@titanic.ie">info@titanic.ie</a></p> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 13px"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p><em>Please note that tours are subject to adverse weather conditions and minimum numbers. In such circumstances a full refund will be given.</em></p>http://www.titanic.ie/spike-island-guided-walking-tourThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Cobh Ghost Tour<h2>Ghost Tour</h2> <div class="right-box"> <p><a href="/tours"><img alt="Book a Tour Now" src="/images/book-tour-img.jpg" /></a></p> <div id="book-block"> <h3>Times</h3> <p>Groups can be catered for 7 days a week.</p> <h3>Cost</h3> <p>Ghost Tours cost &euro;17.50<br /> Minimum number of 8 applies</p> <h3>Duration</h3> <p>Tour takes approx. 45-55 minutes.</p> </div> </div> <p>The Ghost walk of Cobh explores the darker elements of Cobh and Cork Harbour's past. Tapping into a rich Irish folklore narrative, tales of the paranormal and ghost hauntings are recounted as visitors are taken along the darkened streets of Cobh. Learn about the spectre of a young Irish emmigrant, and the haunting of Pillars Bar and the ghostly cries of a child in a local hotel. The tour finishes with a bloody cocktail.</p> <p>Suitable for all ages and a great family night out. The Ghost Walk is a great evening out as a precursor to that office party, corporate outing or pre hen night.</p> <br /> <em>Please note that tours are subject to adverse weather conditions and minimum numbers. In such circumstances a full refund will be given.</em>http://www.titanic.ie/cobh-ghost-tourThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +01002012 Centenary Tour<h2>2012 Centenary Tour</h2> <br /> The&nbsp; 2012 Centenary Tour in a special commemoration tour to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, when it struck an iceberg late on the evening of 14th April, to sink beneath the icy waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of the following morning,15th April 1912.<br /> <br /> The Centenary Tour incorporates the&nbsp;renowned Titanic Trail guided walking tour&nbsp;introducing revealing facts about the Titanic/Cobh connection. The experience is&nbsp;then enhanced by the inclusion&nbsp;of a special pack of Titanic collectables, including a signed copy of the Titanic Booklet, &quot;Titanic Trail Cobh (Queenstown)&quot; and a unique print from the Fr. Browne photographic collection of the Titanic's visit to its last port of call (also included in Child price).&nbsp;The booklet also incorporates a certicate of completion which will be personalised with the participants name and date of the tour. The Fr Browne print can be selected from 6 specially chosen prints that trace the Titanic's arrival, anchorring and departure from Cobh. <br /> <br /> <div class="right-box"> <p><a href="/tours"><img alt="Book a Tour Now" src="/images/book-tour-img.jpg" /></a></p> <div id="book-block"> <h3>Times <br /> &nbsp;</h3> <p>&nbsp;11.am every morning year round. October to March may vary and prior booking is recommended</p> <h3>Cost</h3> <p>Adult: &euro;29.95<br /> Child: &euro;25.20 (under 12yrs.) <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>Note: Child price&nbsp;includes Fr Browne Print</strong></span></p> <h3>Duration&nbsp;</h3> <p>Approximately 45- 60 minutes</p> </div> </div> <h3>Highlights Include</h3> <br /> Special inclusive pack of unique Titanic collectables including<br /> Titanic Trail Booklet signed by its author Dr Michael Martin<br /> Internal certificate of Completion with participants name signed in. <br /> A&nbsp;single 8&quot;X10&quot; print from one of six of Fr Browne's photographs of Titanic at Cork Harbour taken when he was disembarking from the great ship (also included in Childs price)<br /> <br /> The Titanic Trail guided Tour Original buildings, streets and piers associated with Titanic<br /> <br /> - Original buildings, streets and piers associated with Titanic<br /> - The actual pier where Titanic passengers departed from<br /> - St. Colmans Cathedral<br /> - The Titanic Monument<br /> - Emigrant, military and maritime history<br /> - The story of Spike Island &amp; The Famine<br /> - Convict Transportation<br /> &nbsp; <h3>Meeting Point</h3> <p>&nbsp;The Commodore Hotel<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);"><em>Full moon over Roches Point,&nbsp; Cork Harbour. Last anchorage of RMS Titanic</em></span></strong><br /> <img width="412" height="293" alt="Full moon over Roches Point, Cork Harbour" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/Full-Moon-over-Spike-Island.jpg" /></p> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/2012-centenary-tourThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Private Tours<h2>Private Tours</h2> Private tours can be arranged for individuals or groups. Choose from any one or more of our range of <a href="http:// http://d1299303.ali41.fireball.ie/tours">specialised walking tours</a> and contact us with your requirements.<br /> <br /> To book your private escorted tour,<br /> Please contact: <a href="mailto:info@titanic.ie">info@titanic.ie </a><br /> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/private-toursThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100The Titanic Trail Booklet<h2>The Titanic Trail Booklet</h2> <div id="prints_container_left_top"> <div class="online-shop_top"> <div class="product_print_top" style="float: none;"><img src="/images/titanic-trial-booklet_lrg.jpg" alt="The Titanic Trail Booklet" /> <p><strong>&euro;7.50 + P&amp;P</strong></p> </div> <br /> <a href="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp?storeid=55343&amp;itemcode=prod-001"><img border="0" src="/images/buy-now-btn.gif" alt="Buy Now" /></a></div> </div> <br /> <div style="float: left;"> <p><strong><em>&quot;A Heritage Journey Across the Mists of Time&quot;</em></strong></p> <p>This booklet brings you through all the landmarks along the Titanic Trail. In full colour with photos and information about all the stops on the Titanic Trail. A great souvenir if you have been on the Titanic Trail. Signed by the author and creator of the Titanic Trail, Michael Martin.</p> <p class="small">Copyright &copy; Michael Martin 2003<br /> ISBN 095 4011 201<br /> Printed in Ireland by Collins Print &amp; Packaging Ltd. Cork</p> </div>http://www.titanic.ie/the-titanic-trail-bookletThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Spike Island DVD<h2>Spike Island DVD</h2> <div id="prints_container_left_top"> <div class="online-shop_top"> <div class="product_print_top" style="float: none;"><img src="/images/spike-island-DVD_lrg.jpg" alt="Spike Island DVD" /> <p><strong>&euro;10.00 + P&amp;P</strong></p> </div> <br /> <a href="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp?storeid=55343&amp;itemcode=prod-004"><img border="0" src="/images/buy-now-btn.gif" alt="Buy Now" /></a></div> </div> <br /> <div style="float: left;"> <p><strong><em>&quot;A Walk Through The Ages&quot;</em></strong></p> <p>Shot on location, this short film explores some of the fascinating <a href="/about/spike-island-corks-alcratraz">history of Spike Island</a>. Accompanied by <a href="/about/bio-michael-martin">Michael Martin</a>, author of <em><a href="/shop/spike-island-book">Spike Island, saints, felons and famine</a> </em><span class="small">(Dublin 2007)</span>, viewers will learn of the intriguing history of the island and see parts of it that reflect some of the major historical events in Ireland including, the monastic period, the famine and the struggle for independance.</p> <p class="small">Copyright &copy; 2010 - Michael Martin</p> </div>http://www.titanic.ie/spike-island-dvdThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Accommodation<h2>Accommodation In Cobh</h2> The accommodation choices in Cobh range from self catering and luxury guesthouses, to B &amp; B's and Hotels, with something to suit all budgets. Cork City is another option for visitors on the Titanic Trail. This scenic train ride is only 20 minutes from Cobh, giving visitors a great variety of choice.<br /> <br /> <iframe width="400" height="250" frameborder="0" src="http://www.titanic.ie/booking_engine.htm"> </iframe> <h3>Hotels in Cobh</h3> <a href="http://www.commodorehotel.ie" target="_blank">The Commodore Hotel</a><br /> <a href="http://www.bellavistahotel.ie" target="_blank">Bella Vista Hotel</a><br /> <a href="http://www.watersedgehotel.ie/" target="_blank">The Waters Edge Hotel </a><br /> <a href="http://www.fotaisland.ie" target="_blank">The Fota Island Resort</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <h3>B &amp; B's &amp; Guesthouses in Cobh</h3> <a href="http://www.delmarguests.com" target="_blank">Delmar</a> | <a href="http://www.nyalilodge.com/" target="_blank">Nyali Lodge</a> | <a href="http://www.harleysbnb.com/" target="_blank">Harleys B &amp; B</a> | <a href="http://www.knockevenhouse.com/" target="_blank">Knockeven House</a> | <a href="http://www.seafieldcobh.com/" target="_blank">Seafield</a> | <a href="http://www.amberleigh.ie/" target="_blank">Amberleigh House</a> | <a href="http://www.ardnalaoi.ie/" target="_blank">Ard na Laoi</a><br /> <a href="http://mountviewcobh.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Mount View House</a> | <a href="http://www.dirl.com/cork/cobh/ardeen.htm" target="_blank">Ardeen B&amp;B</a> | <a href="http://www.highlandcobh.com/" target="_blank">Highland B &amp; B</a> | <a href="http://www.elmville.com/" target="_blank">Elmville B&amp;B</a> | <a href="http://www.gilbertsincobh.com" target="_blank">Gilberts Townhouse</a>&nbsp; | <a href="http://www.abhailecobh.com" target="_blank">Abhaile B&amp;B<br /> </a> <br /> <br /> <h3>Self-Catering Accommodation in Cobh</h3> <a href="http://www.corkselfcatering.ie/" target="_blank">Bella Vista Self Catering</a><br /> <a href="http://www.cobhholidayhouse.com/" target="_blank">Cobh Holiday House at East Beach</a><br /> <a href="http://www.cobhselfcatering.com/" target="_blank">Cobh Selfcatering Accomodation</a><br /> <a href="http://www.cobhselfcatering.com" target="_blank">Sirius Wharf Self Catering Holiday Home</a><br /> <p><strong>Hotels in Cork<br /> <br /> </strong><a href="http://www.maryborough.com">www.maryborough.com</a></p> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><em>Spike Island emerging through the fog in Cork Harbour</em></div> <img width="700" height="198" src="/images/Spike%20Island%20on21st%20March%20small%20fog.jpg" alt="" /><br />http://www.titanic.ie/accommodationThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Nearby Attractions East Cork<h2>Attractions Nearby</h2> Cobh is situated in the Port of Cork on the Great Island in the heart of the South West of Ireland, an ideal location for vacations in Ireland, or as a base for touring Ireland. Nearby, within an easy drive are many of Ireland's best known attractions. The region is also renowned for <a href="http://www.familyfun.ie/things-to-do-in-cork/" target="_blank">family fun</a> and sporting activities with two championship golf courses, Fota and Cork Golf Club a short distance from the island.<br /> <br /> The wonderfully restored <a href="http://www.fotahouse.com" target="_blank">Fota House</a> and world renowned arboretum and gardens as well as <a href="http://www.fotawildlife.ie" target="_blank">Fota Wildlife Park</a> are just 4 miles from Cobh. Here, you can come face to face with over 90 species of wildlife. Other attractions nearby include <a href="http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/South-West/BarryscourtCastle/" target="_blank">Barryscourt Castle</a>, a fully restored 15th Century Tower House, similar to the famous <a href="http://www.blarneycastle.ie" target="_blank">Blarney Castle</a>, just north of Cork City. Close by, the <a href="http://www.jamesonwhiskey.com" target="_blank">Old Midleton Distillery</a> holds the largest pot still in the world and will bring you to the center of Irish whiskey making. Additional guided walking tours of Ireland are available around the historic town of <a href="http://www.youghal.ie/" target="_blank">Youghal,</a> home to Sir Walter Raleigh.<br /> <br /> Cork City, just 14 miles from Cobh, is Ireland's third city and home to 123,000 people. It is a compact, vibrant city, filled with history, charm, culture and creativity and famous for the friendliness of its people and sports. The City was founded by St Finbarr over 1,000 years ago it has grown from a trading merchant city to a cosmopolitan 21st century city of today. It began on an island in the swampy estuary of the River Lee (the name Corcaigh means a marsh).Today the river flows through Cork City in two main channels. There are many attractions in the city, including <a href="http://stfinbarres.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">Finbarrs Cathedral </a>built in 1865 on the site of the monastery founded by St. Finbarr in the 7th Century.<br /> <br /> Also of interest is the <a href="http://www.bco.ie" target="_blank">Blackrock Castle Observatory</a>, the <a href="http://www.corkcitygoal.com" target="_blank">Cork City Gaol</a> and the <a href="http://www.corkenglishmarket.ie/" target="_blank">Cork English Market.</a> The market is one of the oldest of its kind and has been trading since 1788. It draws on the best local produce from the surrounding countryside and the superb Atlantic seafood from the Cork coastline.<br /> <br /> The City has a rich cultural heritage and was the European Capital of Culture in 2005. There are several galleries in the City well worth visiting with an eclectic mixture of old and new. These include the <a href="http://www.crawfordartgallery.ie" target="_blank">Crawford Gallery</a>, the Cork <a href="http://www.corkvisioncentre.com" target="_blank">Vision Centre</a> and the <a href="http://www.glucksman.org" target="_blank">Lewis Glucksman</a> Gallery which is located in the beautiful campus of University College Cork.<br /> <br /> The seaside town of <a href="http://www.kinsale.ie" target="_blank">Kinsale</a> is only 29 miles from Cobh and well worth a visit. &nbsp; 90 Minutes will take you to the famous <a href="http://www.vacationkillarney.com/index.htm" target="_blank">Lakes of Killarney</a> or to Waterford, to visit the famous <a href="http://www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com/" target="_blank">Waterford Crystal</a> factory.<br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><img height="202" width="558" alt="Kinsale from the air and giraffes at Fota wildlife part" src="/images/nearby.jpg" /></div> <table height="25" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="center" width="683" style=""> <tbody> <tr> <td width="291" style="text-align: center;">Ariel view of Kinsale</td> <td width="265" style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Friendly giraffes at Fota Wildlife Park</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div style="text-align: left;"><br /> <br /> Visit the <a href="http://www.titanic.ie/local-info/tourism-links">Titanic Trail 'Tourism links' page</a> for further help in planning your trip to Ireland.</div> <br /> &nbsp; <br />http://www.titanic.ie/nearby-attractions-east-corkThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Getting Here<h2>Travelling to Cork and to Cobh</h2> Access to Cork has never been easier and Cobh is located 16 kilometres for Cork City with easy rail access. There is direct rail access from Dublin through this network.<br /> <br /> A car ride from Cork airport takes approximately 25 minutes, from Shannon it is approx. 1hour 45 and driving from Dublin Airport will take you 3 hours.<br /> <br /> <strong>Here are some useful travel links</strong>:<br /> <table cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" width="500"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="50%" valign="top"><a href="http://www.corkairport.com" target="_blank">Cork Airport</a><br /> <a href="http://www.shannonairport.com/" target="_blank">Shannon Airport</a><br /> <a href="http://www.dublin-airport.com/" target="_blank">Dublin Airport</a><br /> <a href="http://www.kerryairport.ie/" target="_blank">Kerry Airport</a><br /> <a href="http://www.waterfordairport.ie/" target="_blank">Waterford Airport</a><br /> <a href="http://www.corkairport.com/gns/flight-information/destinations-airlines/scheduled-flights.aspx" target="_blank">Scheduled Flights to Cork Airport</a></td> <td width="50%" valign="top"><a href="http://www.irishrail.ie" target="_blank">Irish Rail</a><br /> <a href="http://www.buseireann.ie" target="_blank">Bus Eireann</a><br /> <a href="http://www.aircoach.ie/" target="_blank">Aircoach</a><br /> <a href="http://www.citylink.ie/" target="_blank">Citylink</a><br /> <a href="http://www.fastnetline.com/" target="_blank">Cork Swansea Ferry</a><br /> <a href="http://www.brittanyferries.ie/index.cfm?articleid=2396" target="_blank">Brittany Ferries</a> (Cork-Roscoff)<br /> <a href="http://www.stenaline.co.uk/ferry/routes/" target="_blank">Stena Line</a>&nbsp; (Rosslare-Fishguard)</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><img height="226" width="600" src="/images/Brittany%20Ferries%20passing%20Cobh.jpg" alt="The Brittany Ferry Pont Aven leaving Cork Harbour" /><br /> Brittany Ferries leaving Cork Harbour<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><iframe scrolling="no" height="350" frameborder="0" width="425" src="http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&amp;ll=51.85158,-8.29412&amp;spn=0.01686,0.045447&amp;z=15&amp;iwloc=lyrftr:m,10125088486557424839,51.8515,-8.294549&amp;output=embed" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0"></iframe><br /> <small><a style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;" href="http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&amp;ll=51.85158,-8.29412&amp;spn=0.01686,0.045447&amp;z=15&amp;iwloc=lyrftr:m,10125088486557424839,51.8515,-8.294549&amp;source=embed">View Larger Map</a></small></div>http://www.titanic.ie/getting-hereThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Tourism Links<h2>Tips to help you plan your holiday in Cork</h2> <br /> <strong>Tourism Links:</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.titanicexperiencecobh.ie">Titanic Experience</a> Cobh- Ireland's first permanent Titanic Attraction<br /> <a href="http://www.projectcobh.com">Project Titanic Cobh</a>&nbsp;- Annual Commemorative Events in Cobh<br /> <a href="http://www.discoverireland.ie" target="_blank">Discover Ireland</a>- Ireland's national tourism guide<br /> <a href="http://www.cobhharbourchamber.ie" target="_blank">Cobh &amp; Harbour Chamber</a> &amp; <a target="_blank" href="http://www.visitcobh.com">Visit Cobh</a> - local guides to Cobh<br /> <a href="http://www.eastcorktourism.com" target="_blank">East Cork Tourism </a>- a guide and the South and East Cork region<br /> <a href="http://www.discoveringcork.ie" target="_blank">Discovering Cork</a>- a local guide for Cork<br /> <a href="http://www.titanic100.ie">Titanic 100</a> - 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic<br /> <a href="http://www.kinsale.ie" target="_blank">Kinsale</a>- a guide for Kinsale<br /> <a href="http://www.westcork.ie" target="_blank">West Cork</a> - a guide for West Cork<br /> <a href="http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland/county-cork/cork-city" target="_blank">Lonely Planets Guide to Cork</a>- Recommended as one of the top 10 cities to visit worldwide!<br /> <br /> <strong>Restaurant Links:</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.menupages.ie/cork.aspx" target="_blank">Restaurant Guide</a> - Cork restaurants, reviews and dining guide<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><img width="600" height="450" alt="Belvelly Castle, Great Island, Cobh Co Cork" src="/images/Belvelly%20%20Castle%20Great%20Island%20Cobh%20small.jpg" /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>Belvelly Castle in Cobh by the river crossing to Fota Island</strong></span></div> <br /> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/tourism-linksThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Cork’s American Historyhttp://www.titanic.ie/corks-american-historyThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Cork’s American History<h2>Cork's American History<a href="http://www.titanic.ie/tours" target="_self"><img width="162" height="76" align="right" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/book-tour-img.jpg" alt="Walking Tours Cork Ireland Book Now" /></a></h2> <h3>Explore Ireland's place in American History</h3> <p>When an Irish-American visitor takes part in the <strong>Titanic Trail Guided Walking Tour</strong> they know that they are literally walking along the same sidewalks, through the same streets and among the same buildings as their ancestors did so many years ago. <strong>Emigration from Ireland to America </strong>was a major feature of Irish history throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Economic impoverishment, religious persecution, political isolation and business opportunities were among the driving factors.&nbsp; The <strong>Great Irish Famine</strong> of the mid-1840s and the decades immediately following it saw a great rise in the number of emigrants from Ireland to the USA.</p> <p><strong>Millions of today's American citizens are descendants of emigrants who passed through Cobh</strong> on their way to a life-changing journey in the land of opportunity. We invite you to join us on the <strong>Titanic Trail Guided Walking Tour </strong>to explore the lives of the Irish emigrants that left these shores in search of a new life in the United States of America.</p> <p>The <strong>Titanic Trail Guided Walking Tour</strong> explores the fascinating history of the town of <strong>Cobh</strong>, located along <strong>Cork Harbor</strong> on the south coast of Ireland, and its impact on the development of the United States. Prior to the 19th century the town of Cobh had already secured its position as an important harbor while exploratory expeditions were crossing the Atlantic from Great Britain. <strong>The harbor became the final stop-off point to bring fresh water, food and crew on board before making the long and difficult voyage across the Atlantic.</strong></p> <p>Following the success of colonies established on the Caribbean islands, Britain turned its attention to the North American mainland.&nbsp; The colony at Jamestown was eventually brought into being after a number of failed attempts. The community grew and expanded into the United States, and a growing number of vessels made their way back across the Atlantic Ocean. Many of these vessels, which carried produce and materials from North America to Europe and people from Europe to North America, called at Cork Harbor. By the mid to late 1800s, <strong>all the major shipping companies had a presence in the town of Cobh; Cunard, White Star, </strong>German Lloyd, United States and the Holland America shipping company among them.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>Cobh Cathedral was the last view of Ireland for many US&nbsp;emigrants.</em><img width="600" height="403" alt="Cobh Cathedral above the harbour was the last sight of Ireland for many US emigrants." src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/titanic-Cobh-Ireland.png" /></p>http://www.titanic.ie/corks-american-historyThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Cobh’s US Military History<h2>Cobh's US Military History<a target="_self" href="http://www.titanic.ie/tours"><img width="162" height="76" align="right" alt="Walking Tours Historic County Cork Ireland" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/book-tour-img.jpg" /></a></h2> <h3>American and Irish Military Relationships</h3> <p>During the Great Famine in Ireland, a number of <strong>American Naval vessels</strong> were utilized to send aid from the US to Ireland. The <em><strong>USS Jamestown </strong></em>sailing out of <strong>Boston</strong> and the <em><strong>USS Macedonia</strong></em> sailing from <strong>New York</strong> both delivered food aid to Ireland during one of the most traumatic periods in the country's history.</p> <p>Despite the fact that Cork Harbor developed over the years as an important military base for the British, there was an occasional US military presence in the area also. During the <strong>American Civil War</strong>, the <em><strong>USS Kearsage</strong></em> called to Cork Harbor for provisions during a mission to intercept Confederate vessels purchasing arms from France.</p> <p>When the <strong>US entered the First World War</strong> in April of 1917, a decision was made to station a number of ships in the Europe. Cork Harbor was the location they chose and, for the remainder of the conflict, a combined US and Royal Navy Fleet was stationed in the harbor under the joint command of an American and a British Admiral. During this period, there was also a <strong>US Naval Air Station</strong> and a <strong>US Military Field Hospital </strong>located in Cobh.</p> <p><strong>Today, United States military vessels often call into Cobh</strong> on their return voyages from Transatlantic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern missions.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>USS&nbsp;Barry on a visit to Cobh, Cork, Ireland</em><br /> <img width="537" height="357" alt="USS Barry on a visit to Cobh, Cork, Ireland" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/USS-Barry-Cobh-Ireland.png" /></p>http://www.titanic.ie/cobhs-us-military-historyThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100RMS Titanic and Cobh<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>Titanic in Cobh</strong></span></span><br /> <br /> RMS Titanic, built at the Harland and Wolfe shipyard in Belfast Ireland, undertook her first and only voyage in April 1912. She was marketed as the biggest and most luxurious liner to date. Ironically she was deemed to be one of the safest ships afloat.<br /> <br /> Cobh, her last port of call, was called Queenstown at the time. The last passengers to board the ship for its intended journey to New York boarded there. Of the one hundred and twenty three who did so, only forty four survived. Today, the original buildings, streets and piers of a century ago are still standing. <br /> <br /> Having anchored briefly at the entrance to Cork harbour to transfer her passengers and mail to and from Cobh, Titanic set sail on what became one of the most notorious maritime stories of tragedy. The ship struck an iceberg on the night of April 14th 1912 and foundered with the loss of over 1500 passengers early on the morning of the 15th. <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><img height="152" width="500" alt="RMS Titanic dropping anchor in Cork Harbour" src="/images/dropping anchor small(1).jpg" /><br /> RMS Titanic dropping anchor in Cork Harbour<br /> <br /> <em>(<a href="/shop/titanic-dropping-anchor">Click here to buy the full size print of the RMS Titanic dropping Anchor in Cork Harbour from our online shop</a>)</em></div>http://www.titanic.ie/rms-titanic-and-cobhThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100The Lusitania connection<span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);">Lusitania in the first world war</span></strong></span><br /> <br /> RMS Lusitania was built in Scotland in 1906 and at 36,000 tons was the biggest ship in the world at that time. She visited <a href="/about/rms-titanic-and-cobh">Cobh (formerly Queenstown)</a> on several occasions.<br /> <br /> On the 7th May 1915, on a voyage from new York to Liverpool, she was torpedoed by a German submarine and sank in only 18 minutes with the loss of 1201 passengers. <br /> <br /> After heroic efforts by local shipping concerns, fishermen and rescue agencies, the vast majority of victims and survivors were brought to Cobh. The community witnessed firsthand all the trauma, tragedy and heartbreak that ensued but 762 were saved. Many of the Lusitania victims were put to rest in the Old Church Cemetery close to the town and a poignant memorial dominates town centre of Cobh today. <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><br /> <strong><em>The Lusitania Memorial in Cobh today</em></strong></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><img height="517" width="600" alt="The Lusitania Memorial in Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland" src="http://d1299303.ali41.fireball.ie/images/Lusitania Memorial in Cobh sm.jpg" /></div> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/the-lusitania-connectionThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Spike Island - Cork's Alcratraz<span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);"><strong>Spike Island</strong></span></span><br /> <br /> In the middle of <a href="/about/cork-harbour-background">Cork Harbour</a> and at the centre of a melting pot of ecclesiastical, military, social, economic and maritime history lies Spike Island. <br /> <br /> This heritage treasure has witnessed and been a part of many of Irelands major historical themes. The monastic period, the Viking raids, the Norman conquest, global military conflicts and the development of transatlantic shipping are all linked to the steadfast strategic position of the Island. <br /> <br /> Not least among its treasures is the intact star shaped military fortress that dominates the only entrance to the harbour and played a significant role in the defence of Britain&rsquo;s western approaches. Is is only after several years of campaigning by <a href="/about/bio-michael-martin">Michael Martin</a> and others that this historical legacy can be explored in <a href="/tours">guided tours</a> that can be booked on this site. <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);"><em>Ariel view of Spike Island in Cork Harbour</em></span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><img height="200" width="300" alt="Spike Island in Cork Harbour" src="http://d1299303.ali41.fireball.ie/images/spike adj1.jpg" /></div> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/spike-island-corks-alcratrazThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Cork Harbour background<span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);"><strong>Cork Harbour</strong></span></span><br /> <br /> The emergence of Cork Harbour as a major shipping port in the early 19th century resulted from a culmination of centuries of visitors, invaders, adventurers and explorers. Cork harbour was one of the major stopping off points on the south coast of Ireland for the exploration of unknown oceans and distant lands. <br /> <br /> By the time the era of the great steam ships had arrived, Cork harbour was already a hub of transatlantic traffic. Shipping companies such as the <a href="/shop/white-star-line-offices">White Star Line</a>, the Cunard Line, the Holland America, United States line and many more used the harbour as a major embarkation point for passengers and mail. <br /> <br /> Inevitably great adventurous voyages such as the first crossing of the Atlantic ocean by steam, and great tragedies such as the <a href="/about/rms-titanic-and-cobh">Titanic</a> and <a href="/about/the-lusitania-connection">Lusitania</a> became associated with the harbour against the backdrop of thousands of ships passing in and out of its only entrance over centuries of seafaring. <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);"><em>The entrance to Cork Harbour with Roches Point in the distance, with Crosshaven and Curabinny Wood in the foreground</em></span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><img height="359" width="700" src="http://d1299303.ali41.fireball.ie/images/cork harbour from the West small.jpg" alt="Roches point ain the distance at the entrance of Cork Harbour" /></div> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/cork-harbour-backgroundThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Testimonials<strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);">You've made a 91year old man and his family very happy!<br /> </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);"><br /> Michael,<br /> <br /> Just a note to thank you for your kindness to Dad during our recent visit to Spike Island and Cobh.&nbsp; Without your help we would not have had the opportunity to get Dad onto Spike. He, as indeed I and my girls, really enjoyed our trip. It was wonderful to return to the island after so many years and to show my daughters where their Grandad worked and where we lived, and indeed to learn some of the history of the island.<br /> <br /> It was very good of you to come and meet with Dad, especially when you were not feeling well.&nbsp; He really appreciated the book and the chat with you.<br /> <br /> Once again Michael, thank you for making a 91 year old man and his family very happy!!<br /> <br /> Kind regards,<br /> Iris Moroney<br /> <br /> <br /> (In August 2011 Iris visited Spike Island with her Dad James who had served on Spike as an Irish Army Comdt. in the 1940s)<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> A lovely Tour<br /> <br /> &quot;You have done a fine job putting this tour together&quot;<br /> <br /> Steve Feldman<br /> Valrico, Tampa Florida<br /> 9th July 2011<br /> <br /> <br /> &quot;The best of the best&rdquo;<br /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">A fascinating tour brought to life by passionate guides who can answer any question you throw at them. A must do in Ireland!</span><strong><br /> <span style="color: rgb(128, 128, 128);"><em>Visitors from Dublin</em></span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><br /> </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">31 October 2010</span><strong><br /> <br /> &ldquo;Micheal's Walking Tour of Cobh</strong>&rdquo;</span><br /> When you visit Cobh make sure you fit in time to visit Micheal and go on the walking tour of Cobh, you will not be disappointed. Being a well known member of the town and having done TV work for the BBC and the discovery channel, his historic knowledge is brilliant and shared with you as you walk along the town trail. We were the only one's on his tour the day we visited and he made it one of the most memorable features of our stay in Ireland.<br /> <em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g186600-d546284-r104033614-Cobh-Cork_County_Cork.html">Visitors from Derby, United Kingdom</a> <br /> 14 April 2011</em><br /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);"><br /> <strong>&ldquo;Tour of Spike Island with Michael Martin must be on your list of things to do.&rdquo;</strong></span><br /> On the Bank Holiday Monday I finally got around to taking the tour of Spike Island. It was a cold &amp; windy day but in spite of this there were approximately 40 people who braved the elements.&nbsp; . ... the Marine Transport staff where there to help in a very courteous manner.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> We took off at 2.15 &amp; took a nice tour around by Haulbowline whilst getting fabulous views of our beautiful town. We arrived on the island at approx 2.30. Michael Martin was on the pier to greet us with his cheerfulness &amp; we soon forgot the cold due to his warm personality. ...Michael went straight into his rendition of the history which surrounds Spike Island which made very interesting &amp; touching information for the visitors. Some of these visitors were back on the Island, having lived there at some stage, some were there because their fathers worked there, some because their ancestors had been detained there at some stage and some were there, like me, just for the tour. Michael Martin extracted this information from people in the course of his talk which gave a very personal touch to the tour. Combined with his expertise and depth of knowledge of the history of the Island, he actually managed to paint an imaginary picture for us of what it looked like back in the early days on Spike.<br /> <br /> Michael walked us up the little roadway stopping here &amp; there on the way to talk out various points of interest which I am not going to talk about as it would just spoil the tour for those whom have not yet taken it. At the top of the hill we got to see the fort which was used for many reasons during its time. We also got to see the big gun which is pointed towards the mouth of the harbour and again a must see for young &amp; old. Whilst Michael was cheerfully talking &amp; explaining at all times, I got the feeling that he actually never has enough time to get it all out, such is the depth of his knowledge &amp; research.<br /> <br /> Of course we had to stick with the tour at all times but one could clearly see the potential that lies there. Michael is obviously very excited about this &amp; one can almost see the Island as a place one could actually spend a whole exploration day on. Hopefully, this will not take too long to happen &amp; which, I suppose, we the people of Cobh should be more vocal about.<br /> <br /> We arrived safely back on shore at 5.00, all tired but happy! Well done to all concerned &amp; all the very best with this exciting venture.<br /> <strong><em>Anne Moroney </em></strong><br /> October 2010<br /> (source Trip Advisor)<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);"><br /> <strong>&ldquo;The tour guide's enthusiasm and passion alone make this a worthwhile trip&rdquo;</strong></span><br /> .....The guide, Michael Martin, brought the history of the island alive, his passion and enthusiasm really held my attention, ..... Michael clearly held the island and its history in such high regard, I listened with intent throughout. <br /> <strong><em>London Visitor</em></strong><br /> 4 October 2010 <br /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);"><strong><br /> &ldquo;Not to be missed - a &quot;must do&quot; if in Cobh - very interesting&rdquo;<br /> </strong></span>Michael Martin, told us a brief history.....he was informative and it was'nt all heavy boring history, he made it very interesting.&nbsp;&nbsp; I really enjoyed this trip. It exceeded my expectations. This trip would be great for locals and visitors and anyone interested in history. <br /> <em><strong>London Visitor</strong></em><br /> September, 2010<br /> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/testimonialsThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Bio Michael Martin<span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);"><strong>Biography of Michael Martin</strong></span></span><br /> <br /> Michael Martin was born in Dublin in 1958 and&nbsp;although late to academic third level education,&nbsp;had another professional career spanning 23 years service in the Irish Navy and self employment since retirement in 1997. <br /> <br /> Having joined the Naval Service in 1975 as an enlisted man he rose through the ranks to become the youngest ever person in Ireland to be promoted into the rank of Warrant Officer at the age of 29 in 1987. During his Naval career a large number of courses were undertaken in a variety of areas including an apprenticeship, instructors courses, military and sea training, and a short advanced course on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence with the Royal Navy in Portsmouth. <br /> <br /> His service included deployment ashore and afloat and also a voluntary peacekeeping&nbsp;tour of duty as a member of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. In 1989 Michael Martin played a leading role in the efforts to attain the right of association for serving members of Ireland's Army, Navy and Air Corps. During the lengthy negotiations that eventually followed with representatives of the government, he was the lead negotiator and strategist. <br /> <br /> When legislation and regulations were finally enacted he was the first in the history of the state to be elected to the position of General Secretary of the newly formed statutory representative body for members of the Irish armed&nbsp;forces. In the course of this career meetings would have taken place at the highest level of Government. <br /> <br /> Having retired from the Navy Michael Martin set up and still operates a <a href="/tours">historical guided walking tour of the town of Cobh</a> and in this regard has had visitors from over 85 countries on his walk. He received the Cobh Mayors award in 2005 for his work for the town and was made an honorary citizen of Baltimore USA by the Mayor&nbsp;there in 2003. In 2004 he went back to full time education in University College Cork and University of California at Berkeley completing his PhD on Irish Civil Military Relations in 2010. <br /> <br /> <strong>Articles published</strong><br /> <br /> Michael's latest book is entitled '<em>RMS Lusitania, it wasn't and it didn't</em>' &nbsp;is due for publication in October of 2014. This work examines the events surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania and raises uncomfortable questions about actions taken before, during and after the sinking of the ship by a German submarine in May of 1915. While acknowledging the great human tragedy of the incident, the book challenges the traditional narrative 'it was a savage attack on an innocent vessel that brought America into the war', and sets out to show that it wasn't an innocent vessel and did not bring America into the war.&nbsp;&nbsp;Michael&rsquo;s book, <em><a href="/shop/spike-island-book">Spike Island, saints, felons and famine</a> </em>(Dublin, 2007) explores and compares the ecclesiastical period on the island with that of the period during which it was used as a convict depot during the famine and later.&nbsp;His&nbsp;booklet, <a href="/shop/the-titanic-trail-booklet">Titanic Trail Cobh Queenstown</a> (Cork, 2003)&nbsp;has sold over 34,000 copies. He has also made a 1 hr DVD documentary on the same subject that has sold in excess of 5,000 copies in Ireland and the USA. More recently Michael has made a <a href="/shop/spike-island-dvd">45 minute DvD on Spike Island</a>. In the summer of 2012 he wote a weekly column on a variety of maritime and historical topics&nbsp;for the East Cork Journal Newspaper. He has written numerous articles which have been published in Irish defence force magazines on issues regarding representation and has also contributed on tourism matters to the local newspapers and newsletters. Michael Martin was a guest speaker of RTE radio 1 in delivering one of the Thomas Davis Lectures. He recorded a series of three contributions for the RTE Radio One show &lsquo;Seascapes&rsquo;.&nbsp;He has featured briefly in television documentaries produced by 20th Century Fox, Korean National Television, Australian TV and National Geographic regarding Cobh and Titanic. He was interviewed by BBC&nbsp;World News from onboard the ship Balmoral where he was a guest speaker for the Titanic Commemorative Voyage in April 2012. In the last 2 years he has featured in numerous television documentaries for RTE and BBC television. Michael wrote the script and appeared in a short 4 minute film&nbsp;for the Northern Ireland tourism commemorative year of 2012.&nbsp;He publishes an annual visitor guide to Cobh from 2003 to&nbsp;the present day&nbsp;in which he usually contributed an article on local history. In July 2011 Michael featured on US television in&nbsp;Ghost Hunters Inernational that will be broadcast eventually around the world&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Conference,&nbsp;Talks and&nbsp;Presentations<br /> <br /> </strong>Michael's most recent series of lectures in September 2012 were delivered&nbsp;on board the Queen Mary 2&nbsp;on her voyage from Southampton to New York. They dealt with the topic of 'The Irish in America'. On his return from New York he addressed the Muskerry local historical society in a lecture entitled 'Selection and Survival'. In&nbsp;May&nbsp;Michael spoke at&nbsp;in the Quogue Library&nbsp;in the Hamptons Long Island and&nbsp;in Queens NY for the Cork Association and later that month a series of talks onboard the Queen Mary 2 on her transatlantic voyage from New York to Southampton.&nbsp;Ealier this year&nbsp;he spoke at&nbsp;the Ballymore Community Association in Cobh County Cork in a lecture entitled, 'RMS&nbsp;Titanic and Cork Harbour'.&nbsp;In February for University College Cork Historical&nbsp;Society he delivered a lecture entitled, 'RMS&nbsp;Titanic, a backward glance'. He&nbsp;was also a guest speaker&nbsp;in Belfast for the Titanic Centennial Conference at Queens University on 31 May 2011<br /> In April Dr Martin was&nbsp;a guest speaker for the&nbsp; Fred Olsen Line Commemorative cruise of the Balmoral which retraced Titanic's route on the 100th anniversary of the ships maiden voyage. <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><br /> </strong>During a former professional career and in Dr Martin's current field of work there has been presentations made to numerous conferences and groups. In 2008 Michael Martin spoke to an assembled body of potential students regarding his experiences at College at the request of the Mature Student office. He will be MC at a formal conference in September in Cobh being run by the local Chamber of Commerce entitled &lsquo;Local Government Funding&rsquo;. In July 2007 Michael Martin was a guest lecturer at UCC for the 28th International Summer School in Irish Studies.<br /> <br /> In October 2006 Michael Martin was a guest speaker at a conference in Cobh on Spike Island and its heritage and tourism potential. Later that month a presentation was made to the full sitting of Cork County Council. In March he visited Kansas as a guest of a tour operator there to address a group on the attractions of Cork Harbour. In July 2005 he was invited to address International Conference of Coastal Tourism at the Trans-national Conference of the Small Atlantic Ports Project held in Luanco, Asturias Spain. <br /> <br /> In 2004 Michael Martin was the sole guest speaker at an evening arranged by members of the Irish American community of Emmetsburg Maryland USA, similarly in Philadelphia in 2002. He also delivered a presentation to the historians of Port Arthur in Tasmania in 2002. In the early 1990s a number of presentation were made to conferences regarding representative associations. These included the European Organisation of Military Association&rsquo;s conferences in Denmark January 1990 and subsequent conferences between 1990 and 1994 in Maastricht, Bratislava, Lisbon, Prague, and Leipzig. Also in 1990 to the Prison Officers Annual Delegate Conference in Galway. <br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Record and academic achievements.</strong> <br /> <br /> Michael completed a single honours history degree receiving first class honours and graduated in September 2007. He was jointly awarded the John A Murphy Memorial Prize for best dissertation on an Irish history topic. He was awarded the CACSS designated PhD 2007 scholarship and jointly won the Michael McEnery scholarship with six other recipients. In December 2007 the Postgraduate Scholarship Committee recommended he be awarded the title of College Scholar which was approved by the Governing Body. In 2008-9 Michael was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. He completed and successfully defended his PhD called 'Breaking Ranks: the emergence of representative bodies in&nbsp;the Irish armed forces' in 2011.&nbsp;Michael was conferred with his Doctorate at&nbsp;University&nbsp;College Cork on 16 June 2011.<br /> <br /> He received distinction in diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from the National University of Ireland. (formerly National College of Industrial Relations) Holder of National Craft Certificate in relation to completed apprenticeship in Navy. Holder of European Transport Managers certificate. Holder of Intermediate Certificate. Served in Navy for 23 yrs ashore and afloat completing variety of military courses. Served with United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). First ever General Secretary of PDFORRA. <br /> <br /> <strong><br /> Articles and publications</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/shop/spike-island-book">Martin, M,. Spike Island, saints, felons and famine</a>, (Dublin, 2007)<br /> <br /> <a href="/shop/the-titanic-trail-booklet">Martin, M., Titanic Trail Cobh (Queenstown) a heritage journey across the mists of time</a>, (Cobh, 2001). <br /> <br /> Martin, M., &lsquo;Rock and roll&rsquo;, Litani Vol. 23, No. 2, February (South Lebanon, 1995).<br /> <br /> Martin, M., &lsquo;The Quinn exemptions&rsquo;, Irish Defender Vol. 2, No. 3, April (Dublin, 1993).<br /> <br /> Martin, M., &lsquo;Euromil&rsquo; Irish Defender Vol. 1, No. 3, November (Dublin, 1992).<br /> <br /> Martin, M., &lsquo;An army marching to the dole: changing attitudes&rsquo;, Irish Defender Vol. 1, No. 3, November (Dublin, 1992). <br /> <br /> Martin, M., &lsquo;Manpower shortages: causes and effects&rsquo;, Irish Defender Vol. 1, No. 2, October (Dublin, 1992).<br /> <br /> Martin, M., &lsquo;Negotiations&rsquo;, Ch&eacute;imnigh Eile PDFORRA official newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 8, September (Dublin, 1991). <br /> <br /> Martin, M., &lsquo;The art of negotiating&rsquo; Ch&eacute;imnigh Eile PDFORRA official newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 6, July (Dublin, 1991). <br /> <br /> Martin, M., &lsquo;Back to the future&rsquo; An Cosantoir, Vol. 51, No. 6, June (Dublin, 1991).<br /> <br /> Martin, M., &lsquo;Tactics, tactics, tactics&rsquo; An Cosantoir, Vol. 49, No.4, April (Dublin, 1989). <br /> Martin, M., &lsquo;Hong Kong blues&rsquo; An Cosantoir, Vol. 48, No.11/12 November (Dublin, 1988).<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <strong> Involvement by invitation on radio and television documentaries<br /> <br /> </strong><br /> 2012 Interview on BBC NI&nbsp;television's newsline<br /> <br /> 2012 Interview on Irish National Radio station 2fm<br /> <br /> 2012 Interview on BBC&nbsp;radio Northern Ireland 'Talkback' show<br /> <br /> 2012 Subject of local newspaper Cork News 'Day in the Life' series <br /> <br /> 2012 Interview with Irish National Television RTE 'Six One News'<br /> <br /> 2011 Interview on BBC&nbsp;Oxford Radio<br /> <br /> 2011 Interviewed on BBC&nbsp;Northern Ireland programme on visit of Queen Elizabeth to&nbsp;Ireland <br /> <br /> 2011 Presented and wrote script for short centenary&nbsp;film documentary for Ulysses Productions on behalf of Northern Ireland Tourist Board due to be aired in February 2012 as part of&nbsp;the commemorative year.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> 2011 Interviewed for BBC 'One Show' to be broadcast on BBC&nbsp;TV in March 2012<br /> <br /> 2011 Participated in exploratory documentary on Spike for Ghost Hunters International by Pilgrim Films<br /> <br /> 2011 Interview for RTE&nbsp;Television documentary with George Lee<br /> <br /> 2010 Interviewed by Kathryn Thomas on Irish national radio RTE 1 about Spike Island<br /> <br /> 2009 Interviewed on Spike Island for award winning BBC documentary 'The Coast'<br /> <br /> 2008 Wrote and presented series of programmes for Irish National radio RTE 1 &lsquo;Seascapes&rsquo;<br /> <br /> 2006 Interviewed for RTE Irish National Television documentary &lsquo;Oileann&rsquo;.<br /> <br /> 2006 Interviewed for RTE television series &lsquo;The Navy&rsquo;. <br /> <br /> 2005 Interviewed for Sky News bulletin on Spike Island <br /> <br /> 2005 Contributor and weekly interviewee for RTE television series &lsquo;The Harbour&rsquo;<br /> <br /> 2004 Filmed 60 minute DVD documentary &lsquo;Through the mists of time&rsquo;. <br /> <br /> 2003 Wrote and delivered &lsquo;Convict ships of Cork Harbour&rsquo; on RTE radio Thomas Davis Lecture series.<br /> <br /> 2002 Interviewed for video documentary &lsquo;PDFORRA ten years on&rsquo; <br /> <br /> 2002 Participant guest of RTE 1 radio documentary &lsquo;Voices of the 20th Century&rsquo;<br /> <br /> 2002 Interview on Australian DVD travel documentary. <br /> <br /> 2000 National Geographic documentary on &lsquo;Exploring the Bismarck&rsquo;.<br /> <br /> 1998 20th Century Fox documentary production &lsquo;Beyond Titanic&rsquo;. <br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Awards<br /> </strong><br /> 2012 Made 'Titanic 100 Ambassador' for the town of Cobh and the centennial commerorative events <br /> <br /> 2007 Joint recipient of the John A Murphy Memorial Prize for best dissertation on an Irish history topic. <br /> <br /> 2007 Awarded College of Arts, Celtic studies and Social Sciences Designated PhD Scholarship 2007/2008<br /> <br /> 2005 Received Cobh Mayor&rsquo;s Award (overall winner) in recognition of promotional work for the town. <br /> <br /> 2003 Conferred with certificate of honorary citizenship of Baltimore USA by Mayor O&rsquo;Malley.<br /> <br /> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/bio-michael-martinThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Fr Browne Titanic Print Collection<h2>The Father Browne Prints Collection</h2> <br /> The Titanic Trail is delighted to be able to offer a unique range of six photographic prints from the famous Father Browne Collection of Titanic images.<br /> <br /> Francis Browne, a Jesuit priest, was &ldquo;a master photographer with an unerring eye&rdquo; and his photographic collection contains the only visual chronicle of&nbsp; photographs of the Titanic as she left Queenstown (Cobh) in Ireland to set across the Atlantic. Father Browne had travelled as a passenger on the Titanic&nbsp; from Southampton to Ireland, where he was fortunately ordered by his provencial to &quot;GET OFF THAT SHIP&quot;.<br /> <br /> Print dimensions are approx. 10&quot; x 6&quot;<br /> <div id="prints_container_left_full"> <div class="online-shop"> <h2>Father Browne Print Collection of 6 unique images</h2> <div class="product_print_full" style="float: none;"> <a title="The Father Browne Prints Collection" rel="lytebox[The Father Browne Prints Collection]" href="/images/print_collection_xlrg.jpg"><img border="0" alt="The Father Browne Prints Collection" src="/images/print_collection_lrg.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>&euro;78.00 + P&amp;P</strong></p> </div> <br /> <a href="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp?storeid=55343&amp;itemcode=frbrowne_all"><img src="/images/buy-now-btn.gif" alt="Buy Now" /></a></div> </div>http://www.titanic.ie/fr-browne-titanic-print-collectionThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Pubs & Restaurants in Cobh<h2>Pubs and Restaurants</h2> While on you trip Cobh, why not sample some&nbsp; great Irish hospitality and visit a real Irish pub. The variey of pubs in Cobh range from traditional to ultra modern - so there is something for everyone!<br /> <br /> Cork is the food capital of Ireland and East Cork boasts some of its finest restaurants. If it is a quick meal or a gourmet dinner, Cobh has it all. With a wide variety of choice, including cafe's and ethnic specialities there is also something to suit all budgets and tastes!<br /> <br /> Visit the <a href="http://www.menupages.ie/cork.aspx" target="_blank">Cork Restaurant Guide</a> for full information on where to eat in Cork. <br /> <br /> Here are some local recommendations:<br /> <br /> Jack Doyles Bar, authentic real Irish 'local' pub where Titanic Trail participants are offered a sample of Irish black beer. <br /> <a href="http://www.theroaringdonkey.com">The Roaring Donkey</a>, run by the inimitable proprietor, Michael Carlos, great traditional irish Music and Ballad session every Wednesday.<br /> <a href="http://www.gilbertsincobh.com" onclick="window.open(this.href,'','resizable=no,location=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,status=no,toolbar=no,fullscreen=no,dependent=no,width=900,height=900,status'); return false">Gilbert's Restaurant &amp;&nbsp;Townhouse</a>&nbsp; Tel.&nbsp; 021 4811300<br /> <a href="http://www.fotaisland.ie" onclick="window.open(this.href,'','resizable=no,location=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,status=no,toolbar=no,fullscreen=no,dependent=no,width=900,height=900,status'); return false">Fota Island </a>- exclusive dining at one of Ireland's premier resorts. Tel. 021 4883700<br /> Ryans Bar - Cobhs Premier Bar in Casement Square. Tel.21 4811539<br /> Cafe De Ho - Chinese &amp;&nbsp;European Restaurant, 13 Midleton Streeet .&nbsp; Tel. 021 4815282<br /> Coffee Stop - Roger Casement Square. Tel. 0214811999<br /> Cobh Tandoori - Pakistani &amp;&nbsp;Indian Cuisine, Casement Sq. Tel. 0214814656<br /> Gilmores Bar - MIdleton Street<br /> The Marlogue Inn- Set by the scenic East Ferry Marina. Tel. 021 4813390<br /> Trade Winds Bar &amp;&nbsp;Restaurant - Award winning restaurant in Casement Square. Tel. 021 4813754<br /> Bramley Lodge - Country food store and restaurant at Tullagreine, Fota. Tel. 0214822499<br /> <a href="http://www.supermacs.ie" onclick="window.open(this.href,'','resizable=no,location=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,status=no,toolbar=no,fullscreen=no,dependent=no,width=900,height=900,status'); return false">Supermac's</a> - Ireland's&nbsp; largest family restaurant, Casement Sq. Tel 021 4811444<br /> Wanfu Chinese Restaurant - Set in the Old Town Hall, Lynch's Quay. Tel. 021 4814646<br /> The Rob Roy Pub - Cobh's Best Live Music Venue. Pearse Square.<br /> Temptations Cafe - located at SuperValu, Ticknock<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/pubs-restaurants-in-cobhThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Local Links<h2>Local Links</h2> Michael Martin and the Titanic Trail work closely with a range of&nbsp; key organisations and business service providers in Cobh and Cork. <br /> <br /> The Titanic Trail Business Network includes:<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://tradsail.ie">Traditional Sailing Cork Harbour</a>&nbsp; </span></span>Privately enjoy the gentle inland waters of Cork harbour on a beautiful traditional Yacht.<br /> <a href="http://www.titanicexperiencecobh.ie">Titanic Experience</a> - Irelands first permanent Titanic Museum in the heart of Cobh<br /> <a href="http://www.projectcobh.com">Project Titanic Cobh&nbsp;</a>A programme of events in Cobh<br /> <a href="http://www.titanic100.ie">Titanic 100 -</a> 2012 -100th Anniversary&nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.the-titanic.com">www.the-titanic.com</a> <br /> Titanic Stories &ndash; Learn more about visiting Titanic&rsquo;s home, about the ship&rsquo;s links to the island of Ireland, and about its fate and that of its passengers - visit Titanic Stories<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cobhharbourchamber.">Cobh &amp;&nbsp;Harbour Chamber of Commerce </a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sea-fishing-ireland.com">Cobh Fishing Tackle Shop &amp;&nbsp;Geary Angling Services</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.coralleisure.ie">Coral Leisure - Swimming pool and Gym</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.corkharbour.ie">Cork Harbour Forum -</a> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.corkharbour.ie/">Cork Harbour information</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.corkcoco.ie/">Cork County Council</a><br /> Cobh Physical Therapy Clinic - Tel. 021 4813383<br /> <a href="http://www.goftshopireland.com">Christys - Ireland's leading Giftstore</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cobhproperty.com">English - Auctioneers &amp; Valuers</a>,<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fotawildlife.ie">Fota Wildlife Park</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.greatislandcarrentals.com">Great Island car rentals</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mdmpr.com">MDMpr - Marketing and Public Relations services</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.odonovansofflicence.com/Cobh.html">O'Donovans off licence </a>- The Cork Wine Merchants<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.portofcork.ie">Port of Cork</a><br /> Taxi &amp; Minibus Services - Jim Halligan. Tel. 087 6711011 0r 087 2363824<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thekeenhouse.ie/">The Keen House</a> - Clothing and footware specialists<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cobhedition.com">The Cobh Edition</a> - The latest news from Cobh<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.robinhillclinic.com">The Robin Hill Clinic </a>- Spa treatments and natural fertility clinic<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://cobhtown.com/?p=195">Treasure Cove</a> - Jewellers &amp;&nbsp;Watchmakers<br /> Ultimate Sports - High quality sports and leisure wear, West Beach, Cobh<br /> <br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);"><em>Fishing boats alongside Kennedy Pier in Cobh</em></span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><img width="620" height="349" alt="Fishing boats by Kennedy Pier in Cobh, County Cork Ireland" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/Boats%20%20by%20Kennedy%20Pier%20sm.jpg" /></div> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/local-linksThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100RMS Titanic<h2>The RMS Titanic:<a target="_self" href="http://www.titanic.ie/tours"><img width="162" height="76" align="right" alt="Walking Tours Cobh Irish History" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/book-tour-img.jpg" /></a></h2> <h3>Cobh's most famous emigrant ship</h3> <p>Taking the<strong> 45 to 60-minute Titanic Trail Guided Walking Tour of Cobh</strong> provides the visitor with an understanding of the <strong>Titanic</strong> within its proper historical context. Having set out from Southampton, England on her maiden voyage and calling to Cherbourg in France, <strong>Cobh (then known as Queenstown) was the Titanic&rsquo;s last port of call</strong>. The day the ship arrived at the port was just an average routine day for a port that had seen thousands of ships come and go over the centuries filled with a human cargo of hopeful emigrants.</p> <p>123 passengers <strong>left Cobh on tenders and ferries to board RMS&nbsp;Titanic on April 11th, 1912</strong>. Each of them had an individual or family story that bound their fate to the impending tragedy. They were transported by tender or ferry from a building which still stands today and can be seen on the tour. The route taken by the passengers from the town to the meeting place is recreated during the new Titanic Trail Guided Harbor tour.</p> <p><strong>Only 44 of the passengers who boarded in Cobh survived</strong>. The original buildings where the passengers ate, slept, drank, and said their last farewells are all still intact. These are brought to life during <strong>the Titanic Trail Guided Walking Tour, which provides a unique insight into the Titanic</strong> <strong>story</strong> for visitors. The depiction of the story Titanic Memorial and the emotive bronze relief by artist Michael Donovan leaves tour participants with an understanding of events that eludes those who come simply to take a photograph!<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Visit original buildings where&nbsp; passengers slept and ate before boarding the Titanic.</em><img width="600" height="399" alt="Visit original buildings where Titanic passengers slept and ate before the ship departed." src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/walking-tour-historic-cobh.png" /></p>http://www.titanic.ie/rms-titanicThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Corporate Tours and ServicesIn addition to the standard public tours and talks, The Titanic Trail Ltd offers a wide&nbsp;variety of activities for corporate, conference, incentive and teambuilding groups. These include&nbsp;walking tours, lectures, harbour&nbsp;tours, Spike Island tours, evening ghost walks and even an organised pub crawl. These activities can be shaped to the needs of the group and&nbsp;in the case of the lectures and presentations, they can be delivered at the hotel or location where the group are located.<br /> For any such arrangements and costings contact Michael Martin directly at <a href="mailto:trade@titanic.ie">trade@titanic.ie</a> or telephone +353 87 276 7218http://www.titanic.ie/corporate-tours-and-servicesThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100White Star Line Offices<h2>White Star Line Offices</h2> <h3><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);">Father Browne Titanic Prints</span></em></h3> <br /> <div id="prints_container_left_top"> <div class="online-shop_top"> <div class="product_print_top" style="float: none;"> <a title="White Star Line Offices" rel="lytebox[White Star Line Offices]" href="/images/print_WhiteStarLinePassengers_xlrg.jpg"><img border="0" alt="White Star Line Office" src="/images/print_WhiteStarLinePassengers_lrg.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>&euro;14.99 + P&amp;P</strong></p> </div> <br /> <div class="pic_dim">Dimensions: Approx 10&quot; x 6&quot;</div> <a href="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp?storeid=55343&amp;itemcode=frbrowne_1"><img border="0" src="/images/buy-now-btn.gif" alt="Buy Now" /></a></div> </div> <br /> <div style="float: left;">The Titanic Trail is delighted to be able to offer the &quot;White Star Line Offices, Cobh&quot; print from the famous Father Browne Collection of Titanic images.<br /> <br /> Francis Browne, was a master photographer who was studying Theology between1911 to 1916 at Milltown Park in Dublin. It was during this period that his Uncle Robert (the Bishop of Cloyne) sent him an unusual present: a ticket for the first legs of the maiden voyage of the Titanic, sailing from Southampton to Cherbourg and then on to Queenstown (Cobh), Co Cork, Ireland. Fortunately, he disembarked in Cobh on the instructions of his superior<br /> <br /> After the tragedy, Frank Browne's photographs appeared on the front pages of newspapers around the world. He had taken the last picture of Captain Smith and the only one ever taken in the Marconi room.</div>http://www.titanic.ie/white-star-line-officesThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Titanic Dropping Anchor<h2>Titanic Dropping Anchor in Cobh</h2> <h3><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);">Father Browne Titanic Prints</span></em></h3> <br /> <div id="prints_container_left_top"> <div class="online-shop_top"><!--<h2>Titanic Dropping Anchor in Cobh</h2> --> <div class="product_print_top" style="float: none;"> <a title="Titanic Dropping Anchor in Cobh" rel="lytebox[Titanic Dropping Anchor in Cobh]" href="/images/print_DroppingAnchorCobh_xlrg.jpg"><img border="0" alt="Titanic Dropping Anchor in Cobh" src="/images/print_DroppingAnchorCobh_lrg.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>&euro;14.99 + P&amp;P</strong></p> </div> <br /> <div class="pic_dim">Dimensions: Approx 10&quot; x 6&quot;</div> <a href="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp?storeid=55343&amp;itemcode=frbrowne_2"><img border="0" src="/images/buy-now-btn.gif" alt="Buy Now" /></a></div> </div> <br /> <div style="float: left;">The Titanic Trail is delighted to be able to offer the &quot;Titanic Dropping Anchor in Cobh&quot; print from the famous Father Browne Collection of Titanic images.<br /> <br /> The Picture of the Titanic dropping Anchor was taken by Francis Browne, studying to become a Jesuit priest at that time. The Titanic dropped anchor near Roches Point, just outside the harbour mouth to await the two tender ferries carrying the last passengers to board the ill fated ship.&nbsp; Compared with the photographers such as Doisneau and Cartier-Bresson, Fr. Browne's photographic collection contains the only visual record of&nbsp; photographs of the Titanic as she left Queenstown (Cobh) in Ireland to set across the Atlantic.&nbsp;</div>http://www.titanic.ie/titanic-dropping-anchorThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Stern View of the Titanic<h2>Stern View of the Titanic</h2> <h3><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);">Father Browne Titanic Prints</span></em></h3> <br /> <div id="prints_container_left_top"> <div class="online-shop_top"> <div style="float: none;" class="product_print_top"> <a title="Stern View Titanic" rel="lytebox[Stern View Titanic]" href="/images/print_SternViewTitanic_xlrg.jpg"><img border="0" alt="Stern View Titanic" src="/images/print_SternViewTitanic_lrg.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>&euro;14.99 + P&amp;P</strong></p> </div> <br /> <div class="pic_dim">Dimensions: Approx 10&quot; x 6&quot;</div> <a href="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp?storeid=55343&amp;itemcode=frbrowne_3"><img border="0" src="/images/buy-now-btn.gif" alt="Buy Now" /></a></div> </div> <br /> <div style="float: left;">The Titanic Trail collection offers you this poingnant photographic print, 'Stern View, Titanic' from the famous Father Browne Collection of Titanic images. This emotive print brings to mind the final image of the ship that survivors would have witnessed as the stern of the Titanic stood in the air before disappearing under the icy waves of the North Atlantic.<br /> <br /> Francis Browne was an avid photographer. However, his great collection of negatives lay forgotten for 25 years after his death. By chance in 1986 they were discovered&nbsp; in a large metal trunk. The negatives to the attention of the features editor of the London Sunday Times who dubbed them &ldquo;the photographic equivalent to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls&rdquo;.&nbsp; This photographic collection contains the only visual record of&nbsp; photographs of the Titanic as she left Ireland to set across the Atlantic. Father Browne had travelled as a passenger on the Titanic&nbsp; from Southampton to Ireland, where he fortunately disembarked.</div>http://www.titanic.ie/stern-view-of-the-titanicThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Cobh in Mourning<h2>Cobh in Mourning, Flags at Half Mast</h2> <h3><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);">Father Browne Titanic Prints</span></em></h3> <br /> <div id="prints_container_left_top"> <div class="online-shop_top"> <div style="float: none;" class="product_print_top"> <a title="Cobh in Mourning, Flags at Half Mast" rel="lytebox[Cobh in Mourning, Flags at Half Mast]" href="/images/print_CobhInMourning_xlrg.jpg"><img border="0" alt="Cobh in Mourning, Flags at Half Mast" src="/images/print_CobhInMourning_lrg.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>&euro;14.99 + P&amp;P</strong></p> </div> <br /> <div class="pic_dim">Dimensions: Approx 10&quot; x 6&quot;</div> <a href="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp?storeid=55343&amp;itemcode=frbrowne_4"><img border="0" src="/images/buy-now-btn.gif" alt="Buy Now" /></a></div> </div> <br /> <div style="float: left;">The Titanic Trail Father Browne Collection of Titanic images, brings you&nbsp; &quot;Cobh In Mourning, Flags At Half Mast&quot;&nbsp; <br /> <br /> This image depicts the town of Cobh in mourning for the victims of the Titanic and was taken by Francis Browne, studying to be a Jesuit priest at the time. This master photographer with an nephew of the local bishop, Robert Browne, who had given him an unusual present: a ticket for the first legs of the maiden voyage of the Titanic, sailing from Southampton to Cherbourg and then on to Queenstown (Cobh), Co Cork, Ireland. The Fr. Brown collection is the only visual chronicle of photographs of the Titanic as she left Queenstown to cross the Atlantic.</div>http://www.titanic.ie/cobh-in-mourningThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Captain Smith, Bridge Wing<h2>Captain Smith, on Starboard Bridge Wing</h2> <h3><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);">Father Browne Titanic Prints</span></em></h3> <br /> <div id="prints_container_left_top"> <div class="online-shop_top"> <div style="float: none;" class="product_print_top"><a href="/images/print_Boatside_xlrg.jpg" rel="lytebox[Captain Smith, on Starboard Bridge Wing]" title="Captain Smith, on Starboard Bridge Wing"><img border="0" src="/images/print_Boatside_lrg.jpg" alt="Captain Smith, on Starboard Bridge Wing" /></a> <p><strong>&euro;14.99 + P&amp;P</strong></p> </div> <br /> <div class="pic_dim">Dimensions: Approx 6&quot; x 10&quot;</div> <a href="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp?storeid=55343&amp;itemcode=frbrowne_5"><img border="0" alt="Buy Now" src="/images/buy-now-btn.gif" /></a></div> </div> <br /> <div style="float: left;">The Titanic Trail is delighted to be able to offer the &quot;Captain Smith, on Starboard Bridge Wing&rsquo; print from the famous Father Browne Collection of Titanic images.<br /> <br /> This emotive image shows Captain Smith looking down, over a life boat, from the very top of the Titanic. This image was taken by Francis Browne, maybe as he disembarked from the ship on his way into Queenstown. Father Browne took the last picture of Captain Smith and his photographic collection is world renowned as being the only chronicle of the Titanic's visit to Ireland on her ill fated maiden voyage.</div>http://www.titanic.ie/captain-smith-bridge-wingThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Last Raising of the Anchor<h2>Last Raising of the Anchor, Cobh</h2> <h3><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 153);">Father Browne Titanic Prints</span></em></h3> <br /> <div id="prints_container_left_top"> <div class="online-shop_top"> <div style="float: none;" class="product_print_top"> <a title="Last Raising of the Anchor, Cobh" rel="lytebox[Last Raising of the Anchor, Cobh]" href="/images/print_TitanicRaisingAnchor_xlrg.jpg"><img border="0" alt="Last Raising of the Anchor, Cobh" src="/images/print_TitanicRaisingAnchor_lrg.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>&euro;14.99 + P&amp;P</strong></p> </div> <br /> <div class="pic_dim">Dimensions: Approx 6&quot; x 10&quot;</div> <a href="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp?storeid=55343&amp;itemcode=frbrowne_6"><img border="0" alt="Buy Now" src="/images/buy-now-btn.gif" /></a></div> </div> <br /> <div style="float: left;">The Titanic Trail is delighted to be able to offer the &quot;Last Raising of the Anchor, Cobh&quot; print from the famous Father Browne Collection of Titanic images.<br /> <br /> Francis Browne took this image of the raising of the Titanic Anchor in Cork Harbour on April 11th 1912&ldquo;. A master photographer, Francis was the only person to chronicle the visit of RMS Titanic to Ireland on her one and only Trans-Atlantic voyage. This photograph also shows the iron work and rivets that supported the gigantic hull of the ship, sadly destined for the icy waters of the North Atlantic.</div>http://www.titanic.ie/last-raising-of-the-anchorThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Special Offers<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);"><span style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Special Offers <br /> <br /> </strong></span></span><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>Titanic Trail discounts, Combination Tours and Prints<br /> <br /> </strong><span style="font-size: 12px; ">Visit WatersEdge Hotel after tour and get 10% discount off your lunch bill.</span><strong>&nbsp;<br /> </strong></span> <br /> Avail of a 10% discount into the new Titanic Experience museum in Cobh by showing your Titanic Trail Walking tour ticket on entry.<br /> <br /> Purchase all 6 Father Browne prints (valued at &euro;90)&nbsp; for only &euro;78 and get free Post and Packing. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/special-offersThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Spike Island Book<h2>Spike Island Book</h2> <div id="prints_container_left_top"> <div class="online-shop_top"> <div class="product_print_top" style="float: none;"><img alt="Spike Island Book" src="/images/spike-island-book_lrg.jpg" /> <p><strong>&euro;15.00 + P&amp;P</strong></p> </div> <br /> <a href="http://www.romancart.com/cart.asp?storeid=55343&amp;itemcode=spike_island_book"><img border="0" src="/images/buy-now-btn.gif" alt="Buy Now" /></a></div> </div> <br /> <div style="float: left;"> <p><strong><em>&quot;Spike Island - saints, felons and famine&quot;</em></strong></p> <p>This book written by <a href="/about/bio-michael-martin">Michael Martin</a> explores the island through two very different environments, from the founding of the monastery by Saint Carthage in the seventh century, to its use as a place of detention, punishment and death. It seeks to recapture the dignity and reputation of many of those who were sent there as convict felons and reconsider them as yet more victims of Ireland's worst catastrophe - the Great Famine. From saints to starvation, <a href="/about/spike-island-corks-alcratraz">Spike Island</a> embodies a part of the brightest and darkest legacy of Ireland's history.</p> <p class="small">Copyright &copy; 2010 - Michael Martin</p> </div>http://www.titanic.ie/spike-island-bookThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Irish Emigrants in the USA today<h2>Irish Emigrants in the USA Today<a href="http://www.titanic.ie/tours" target="_self"><img width="162" height="76" align="right" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/book-tour-img.jpg" alt="US Emigrants from Ireland History Tours " /></a></h2> <h3>Building successful lives, remembering their Irish roots</h3> <p>The author and creator of the Titanic Trail Guided Walking Tour, <strong>Dr Michael Martin</strong>, provides insightful historical lectures for visiting groups or families on the broader background of emigration to the US. Participants will learn that not all of the emigrants&rsquo; stories ended in tragedy. The<strong> Irish that emigrated through Cobh</strong> and elsewhere took their place in the institutions and organizations that formed the foundation of the <strong>great American Dream</strong>. They provided for themselves through labor; building the infrastructure of their adopted home. They worked on the railroads, the highways, and in the mines of America. They became accomplished in the fields of journalism, politics and business, with several <strong>individuals of Irish extraction reaching the highest possible level of political office</strong>. While <em><strong>President John F Kennedy</strong></em> is most closely associated with Ireland, there were other presidents that had Irish connections too. <em><strong>President Andrew Jackson</strong></em> (1829-1837) was the grandson of an Irishman. <em><strong>President James Buchanan </strong></em>(1857-1861), <em><strong>President Chester Alan Arthur </strong></em>(1881-1885), and <em><strong>President Ulysses Grant</strong></em> (1869-1877) were among many who could trace their ancestry back to Ireland.</p> <p>The American field of battle, from the <em><strong>War of Revolution</strong></em> to the <em><strong>Vietnam War</strong></em>, all featured Irish soldiers defending America and her institutions. During the <em><strong>American Civil War</strong></em>, there were <em><strong>Irish soldiers</strong></em> among the ranks of the privates, non-commissioned officers and generals in both the Confederate and Union armies. Today, the <strong>Irish diaspora</strong> in the United States are established in the fields of&nbsp; science, technology, and business in the US. The emigrant's story has matured and grown with America itself. For many people, even today, the mention of Irish emigration to America evokes images of impoverishment and desperate need. The reality is that many Irish immigrants are confident, educated and making a lot of the important decisions in America&rsquo;s leading companies and institutions.</p> <p>The descendants of Irish immigrants living in the USA today often feel a desire to visit the land of their forefathers. The Irish diaspora in America maintains a sense of the culture and pride&nbsp; that traveled with their kin to build new lives in the USA. For those that manage to fulfill their dream of visiting Ireland, the <strong>Titanic Trail Guided Walking Tour is a&nbsp; visitor attraction not to be missed</strong>. The trail is designed to allow visitors to <em><strong>walk in the actual footsteps</strong></em> of the brave, adventurous, and sometimes desperate souls that journeyed thousands of miles to a new land to find a better life for their families for generations to come.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>The Titanic Trail Walking Tour is a highlight of an Irish holiday for US emigrants</em><img width="600" height="388" alt="The Titanic Trail Walking Tour is a highlight of an Irish holiday for US emigrants" src="http://www.titanic.ie/images/titanic-trail-walking-tour-ireland.png" /></p>http://www.titanic.ie/irish-emigrants-in-the-usa-todayThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100School Tours<h2><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);"><strong>School Tours: &nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> Educational, interesting and fun !<br /> </strong></span></h2> <p>Tailormade school products for the Titanic Trail Walking Tour and the Spike Island guided Tour are available throughout the school year. On the Titanic Trail Walking tour, students gain an insight into the historical backdrop of Cobh and the harbour exploring the town through the actual buildings, streets and piers that were there when the Titanic&nbsp;visited briefly&nbsp;in April of 1912. Information is delivered in an historically accurate but interesting an entertaining way at a level understood by the participants. Generous discounts on the public rates apply. To assist in projects, a complimentary copy of the Titanic Trail booklet is provided to each school and a questionnaire if requested.&nbsp;Titanic Walking tour duration is 45 to 60 minutes depending on the age and interests of the students. The&nbsp;Spike Island Guided Tour explores the very rich historical backdrop &nbsp;of the Island. Monastic settlements, Viking Raids, Famine and the war of Independence are all part of the fabric of Spike Island. Children are introduced to the island and given a much broader perspective than that of the label 'prison'. The tours have exclusive access to the 6inch Coastal Artillery Gun Emplacement, the 'John Mitchel' cell block and access to the more recent prison cells is guaranteed. Round trip including ferry and guided tour approx 2hrs 15 minutes. A questionairre is provided for teachers.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> For details on timing and pricing contact Michael Martin by email at <a href="mailto:info@titanic.ie">info@titanic.ie</a> or by phone at 021 4815211.&nbsp;</p>http://www.titanic.ie/school-toursThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100Cobh Lusitania Tour<h2 style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);"><strong>Cobh Lusitania Tour</strong></span></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);"><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong><br /> </strong></span></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong><br /> </strong></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 51, 102);"><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">A New tour for 2014.<br /> </span></strong></span></span></h2> <h2 style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 51, 102);"><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;"> </span></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"><br /> </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 51, 102);"><span style="font-size: 16px;">As 2015 approaches so too does the centenerary of one the most controversial incidents of World War I. On the 7th May 1915 RMS</span></span><span style="font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 51, 102);">&nbsp;Lusitania was torpedoed by a German Submarine just off the Old Head of Kinsale on South Coast of Ireland. Over 12oo people lost their lives when the ship sank in only 18 minutes after which a storm of controversity arose. Despite the ships proximity to the ports of Kinsale and Courtmacsharry a decision was taken by the Admiralty to divert victims and survivors to Cobh (then called Queenstown) It was the people and the infrastructure of Cobh that witnessed the tragic consequences of the sinking and the Cobh Lusitania tour takes visitors on a fascinating journey through the town where they see the original places that passengers were landed, accomodated and treated. At the tour end when visitors have gined a full insight into the details ofd the tragedy they are directed towards the Old Church Cemetery where over 170 of the victims are buried in 3 mass graves and a number of individual plots.The origins of the conspriracy theory surroundiong the ship and the question of her cargo are all explored in this tour which may change perspectives of what really led to the massive loss of life on that day in 1915.&nbsp;</span></h2> <h2 style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 51, 102);"> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">This tour is based on the research conducted by Dr Michael Martin for his new book entitled '<em>RMS Lusitania, it wasn't and it didn't</em>. Due for publication in October 2014 the book is set to challenge traditional beliefs and narratives surrounding the tragedy.&nbsp;</span></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 51, 102);"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><br /> <br /> <br /> Departures, in season, every Wednesday and Sunday at 12.30 pm from the The Commodore Hotel, Cobh.</span></span><span style="font-size: 16px;"><br /> <br /> </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 51, 102);"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Duration: &nbsp;60 minutes<br /> <br /> Adults &euro;9.50 &nbsp; Children under 12yrs &euro;4.75 <br /> </span></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 51, 102);"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><br /> Group and private tours available all year.&nbsp;<br /> </span></span></h2> <br /> <a href="http://www.titanic.ie/tours"><img alt="" src="/images/book-tour-img.jpg" /></a><br /> <br />http://www.titanic.ie/cobh-lusitania-tourThu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 +0100