One rainy day, we ventured out to visit the beautiful town of Cobh. The first thing we did was check out the little stony beach nearby. The stones made it really quite difficult to walk across but we managed to hobble to the tiny harbour and have a look at the boats and ropes, anchors and crayfish nets.
Worth noting is also one of the town’s greatest claims to fame: in 1912, Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic, on its final voyage. The visitor’s centre with a little museum of sorts is a popular tourist spot in summer.
Next we ventured in the direction of the impressive St. Colman’s Cathedral, one of the tallest cathedrals in Ireland. Construction started in 1867 and the building was finished about fifty years later. It boasts beautiful mosaics across the floors, a lovely wooden ceiling and houses the only church carillon in Ireland (a system of bells that played by using partly closed fists to hit a kind of keyboard – it sounds crazy because it is!)
Sort of below the cathedral is a waterfront park where we found The Navigator, an intriguing sculpture by Mary Gregoriy. This spot has good sea views and nearby there are many cosy cafés and interesting little boutiques to explore.