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Things to Do in Cobh

Cobh 100 Things to do in and Round Cobh

Cobh and its surrounding regions are rich with activities and attractions to keep you entertained for days on end. As well as all the activities in the area, the views around Cobh will keep you amazed for an endless amount of time. Here is a list of 100 things to do in Cobh and it is still far from being an exhaustive list. For more details on some of the main local attraction in and around Cobh please see the Local Attractions page.

 

1. Go golfing in the Cobh Golf club or Fota golf club

 

2. Visit Fota Wildlife Park

 

tiger forest

 

3. Pay a visit to the local historic graveyard, see the Lusitania graves and the grave of the great Jack Doyle

 

4. Visit Fota house and restaurant or just chill in Fota gardens

 

5. Sample a pint of Guinness on the deck of the Quays Bar and Restaurant

 

6. Browse through Philip Gary’s art gallery

 

7. Sit in white point and let the kids swim or go crab fishing

 

8. Visit Cobh Heritage Centre

 

9. Get your picture taken with Annie Moore and her brothers

 

10. View the spectacular ocean going liners that berth in Cobh

 

11. Walk the ‘’Water’s Edge’’ or ‘’the 5 Foot Way’’

 

12. Call into the Sirius Arts Centre- view the work of the ‘’Resident Artists’’

 

13. Relax in the Promenade

 

prominade

 

14. Take a trip around town in Cobh very own Road Train

 

15. Walk along the town, viewing the wonderful architecture and colours of the buildings

 

16. Walk the ‘’Titanic Trail’’ and enjoy a ‘’pint’’ in one of the local pubs

 

17. View the spectacular harbour from the ‘’Black Railings’’

 

18. Have a romantic meal in one of the sea side restaurants or treat the children to burgers and chips

 

19. Browse through the gift shops

 

20. Buy a novel or newspaper in a newsagents and read it in the sun on one of many public benches

 

21. Make a packed lunch and take a picnic in Marlogue Woods

 

22. Go to Cuskinny Marsh to view the many species of birds in the sanctuary

 

23. Visit Hederman’s Smokehouse

 

frank hederman

 

24. Have an Irish coffee in one of the many pubs in the town

 

25. Visit the Titanic Experience and learn the stories of passengers on board the ill-fated Titanic

 

26. Go fishing from one of the quaysides or go fishing with an organised group

 

27. Watch a live rugby match in the Pirates Rugby Club

 

28. Attend a League of Ireland match in the Cobh Ramblers, Roy Keane’s old club

 

29. Watch a GAA or Hurling match in the local GAA Club

 

30. Play pitch and putt

 

31. Play pool or snooker in the local pubs

 

32. Have your fortune told by the white witch

 

33. Attend a play on Haulbowline

 

34. Try your luck at bingo in Cobh GAA hall or Community Centre

 

35. Visit the mass rock at Marlogue

 

36. See oysters being harvested at the ‘’Back of the Island’’

 

37. Visit St Colman’s Cathedral and marvel at the wonderful French gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass

 

cathedral

 

38. Go sailing or windsurfing, take a course with the international sailing centre

 

39. Visit the Titanic Gardens and relax with views overlooking where the titanic last dropped anchor

 

40. Paint the local scenes

 

41. Write a poem or book… be inspired by our beautiful surroundings

 

42. Play tennis or enjoy a game of basketball in the local courts

 

43. Power walk in Cobh Community College track or enjoy a kick about at John Murphy Memorial Park

 

44. Feed the ducks or the swans at Cuskinny

 

45. Listen to our world renowned carilloner play our 49 bell carillon – the only one in Ireland

 

46. Play darts in a pub

 

47. Trace your ancestor’s steps when leaving Cobh at the local library

 

library

 

48. Dance the night away in our local disco or with the live bands

 

49. Enjoy a Murphy’s or a Guinness (a must do when in Ireland)

 

50. Shop for Irish handcrafts

 

51. View one the public murals in memory of Jack Doyle and the Titanic

 

52. Sail in the harbour and tie up at one of the sea side hostelries

 

53. Have an Italian meal

 

54. Have a Chinese meal

 

55. Have an Indian meal

 

56. Have an Irish meal

 

57. Visit the ‘’top of the hill’’ and meet the locals

 

58. Enjoy the Irish ceoil agus craic sessions at the Roaring Donkey

 

59. Buy a bottle of chilled wine in an off licence while relaxing in your B&B or hotel room

 

60. Enjoy the breath taking view by night of the harbour

 

harbour by night

 

61. Read about the history of Spike Island

 

62. See the home of the Irish Naval Service on Haulbowline

 

63. Walk down, or up the steepest hill in Ireland, known as the ‘’Deck of Cards’’

 

64. Enjoy one of the comfortable hotels, guesthouses, B&B’s with great views of the sea

 

65. Take a romantic evening stroll to watch the sun setting over the harbour

 

66. Get married in the spectacular St Colman’s Cathedral or just attend someone else’s!

 

67. Just relax!!!

 

68. Take the train to Cork on a 500 year old train line and visit the English Market

 

69. Visit the Cobh museum and learn about the rich maritime history of the area

 

cobh museum

 

70. Watch the mackerel breaking under the many piers.

 

71. Take a photo for the good memories

 

72. Get a vintage family photo taken in Cobh Past Times

 

73. Soak up the old world atmosphere in the lounge and bar of the Bellavista

 

74. Enjoy a traditional session or karaoke

 

75. Visit the cathedral shop

 

76. Spend sometime in the adoration chapel

 

77. Visit the Benedictine priory and bible garden.

 

78. Use Cobh as a base for further travel

 

79. Experience all the forms of transport- train ferry and bus

 

80. Listen to the local brass and reed or pipe band recitals in the bandstand

 

81. Soak up the atmosphere when a liner leaves the deep water quay- join the locals waving goodbye as the band plays ‘’anchors aweigh’’

 

82. Enjoy the foliage and plants that grow freely – eucalyptus, mimosa, pittisporum, fuchsia.

 

83. Enquire about the many clubs that cater for your hobby – cards, flower arranging, writing groups, sailing

 

84. Have a chat!!! We Irish do love to talk!

 

85. See ‘what’s on’ – buy a local newspaper

 

86. Ask the proprietor of your B&B to show you how to make an Irish coffee

 

87. Keep in touch – send postcards, emails or make a call

 

88. Take a harbour tour

 

89. Take a spike island tour

 

spike island aerial

 

90. Grab some lunch in one of the very nice Café’s

 

91. Attend the regatta and be fascinated by the array of fireworks

 

92. Ask about reduced rates for 2 and 3 night stays

 

93. Visit the local library, read the current newspapers, surf the net

 

94. Attend the South of Ireland piping and drumming contest in June

 

95. View the Lusitania peace memorial

 

96. Find the 39 steps!

 

97. Admire the Martello towers built during the Napoleonic war

 

98. Come and enjoy our international Angling festival

 

99. Listen to band performances in the promenade

 

100. Enjoy yourself, and make your reservation for the next visit to do all the things you didn’t get to do.

 

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