Irish town where Titanic moored for the last time plans celebrations for the centenary
Cobh, County Cork, plans Titanic 100th anniversary commemoration events from 9 to 15th April
From the 8th of April, artist Bonny Cummins will display her unique paintings that depict the Titanic in Queenstown at the Commodore Hotel in Cobh. Bonny took her inspiration from Millvina Dean, the last survivor of the Titanic, whom she had a close relationship with, and many of the works were co-signed by Millvina, who had a passion for Cobh. Also featured is a painting inspired by the story of Patrick Kidney, Postmaster at Queenstown, and the last man to leave Titanic April 11 1912 in his official capacity.
Navigate your way to the Titanic outdoor gala concerts
Limited tickets are now available to ‘An Irish Connection’, a series of evening outdoor gala concerts with well-known musicians and performers that will tell the story of emigration and The Titanic’s connection with Ireland in a truly engaging way through music and dance. The lineup of international artists will include Cara O'Sullivan, Eddi Reader (Fairground Attraction) Catriona Fallon and Paul Byrom.
The concerts, which are suitable for all ages will take place on the waterfront promenade in Cobh, the historic site where the last passengers boarded the Titanic before it set sail on its maiden voyage 100 years ago. The concerts begin on the April 11, the day the Titanic departed Cobh, and finish on April 14th, the night when the Titanic hit the iceberg. Tickets can be purchased from www.tickets.ie for €20 (excluding booking fee), as well as the Titanic Information Centre in Cobh. Restricted viewing standing areas on the street adjacent to the concert are also available at no charge.
Row in for the Titanic Rowing Challenge
Make sure you row in on time to see the Rushbrooke Rowing Club & friends taking part in an 82 hour rowing challenge from April 11 -14 in the town centre. The event takes place on rowing machines, non-stop, day and night over 4 days, to retrace the journey time that it took before the Titanic struck the iceberg.
Enjoy a 1st class Titanic meal
Gilberts Restaurant in Cobh will be hosting a number of special Titanic dinner evenings, with a replica of the 1st class menu available during Titanic's maiden voyage, from April 10-12. Tables for these evenings must be booked in advance and there are very few left due to phenomenal demand. The Titanic Dinner evening will continue through April and May, subject to booking.
Gilbert's Restaurant is also holding a special Titanic lunch from April 13-14, again replicating the cuisine available on board during The Titanic’s maiden voyage.
Pull your heart strings at Titanic’s Last Waltz recital
Flemish ensemble Grupetto will bring an authentic and historically truthful reconstruction of the music played during the last night aboard the Titanic at 12 noon on April 12 at the Sirius Arts Centre at the Old Yacht Club in Cobh. Admission is Free.
Visit the Museums & Heritage Centres of Cobh
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