Habitat & Species
While some gulls are present all year round, Cobh is famous for visits from rare gulls. The winter months are best for spotting the different species, especially mid-week when the fishing trawlers are unloading their catch of the day.
About the Area
Kennedy Pier was built in the 1860s. Originally known as Victoria Pier, after a succession of formal and informal names, it became better known as Admiralty Pier. Then in the 1960s, it was renamed John F. Kennedy Pier in memory of the US President.
Please see opposite an image of a Laughing Gull, which may be seen here at Kennedy Pier.