The Queenstown Story, Cobh
The story of Cobh’s unique origins, its history and legacy are dramatically recalled at The Queenstown Story, a multimedia exhibition at Cobh’s restored Victorian Railway station. Explore the conditions on board the early emigrant vessels, including the dreaded Coffin Ships.
Learn about an Irish Wake – the special farewell for emigrating sons and daughters many of whom never returned to Ireland. Experience life on board a convict ship leaving Cove for Australia in 1801.
Visitor Information in Brief
Discover Queenstowns special connections with the double tragedy of the ill-fated Titanic and Lusitania. The Titanic , sank on her maiden voyage in 1912 and the Lusitania was sunk by a torpedo from a German submarine U20 on May 7th 1915 off the Old head of Kinsale.
Learn about Annie Moore and her two brothers who left Cobh for a new life in America and how she was the first emigrant to be processed at the newly opened Ellis Island.