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
The Cobh Museum, which reflects the cultural, social and maritime history of Cobh will host a Titanic Related Exhibition – Reflections and Reactions, The Titanic Trail, with a number of tours including the daily Titanic walking tour.
The Cobh Heritage Centre is a must for any interested in stories of emigration, and it includes a wonderful Titanic exhibition.
Titanic Experience Cobh, situated in the original offices of the White Star Line, is the newest addition. An interactive visitor attraction, the Experience tells the story of Titanic through the eyes of the 123 passengers who boarded from Cobh, then Queenstown.
Finally make sure you visit the Sirius Arts Centre where you can enjoy exhibitions, concerts and community engagement programmes.
Trace your Titanic ancestors
The Irish Ancestry research Centre (IARC) will hold a workshop in the ommodore Hotel at 12pm on 11th April, suitable for anyone with a keen interest in their family history. IARC will show you how to trace your ancestors on The Titanic, using passenger lists in conjunction with other available sources.
Dive into history at The Titanic Exhibition
Dr. Alicia St Leger will contextualise an exhibition, Destination America: Leaving Home, Emigration from Cobh/ Queenstown at 12 noon on April 13 at the Sirius Arts Centre at the Old Yacht Club in Cobh. St. Leger will give an overview of the history of emigration.
Later on in the month, a two-day series of lectures investigating many aspects of the Titanic story will also be organised by the University College Cork, with lectures by many well-known authors and lecturers including Professor John Wilson Foster from April 20-21.
Watch the maiden voyage of the Vintage Car Show
If you are interested in seeing the Vintage Cars of the period of the Titanic, they will be gracing the streets of Cobh on April. The special veteran Vintage and Classic Car Run & Show will commemorate the tragedy of the sinking of the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic on her maiden voyage with a 20-mile road trip, starting at the Commodore hotel in Cobh, with a pit stop in Fota, lunch in Midleton and a free tour of the Jameson Distillery.
Salute the National Search and Rescue Display
A Search and Rescue extravaganza display by the Irish Coast Guard at the historic Titanic site in Cobh, Co. Cork, will be held on April 14 starting in the afternoon and is a must see for the entire family. Utilising many disciplines, you will get the chance to see the many techniques used during search and rescue operations.
Navigate your way through the Great Island 10 mile Road Race
This year's Great Island 10 mile Road Race will take place at the Titanic’s last port of call to coincide with the commemoration events on April 15 at 10.30am, for the benefit of the Irish Cancer Society. The route will take in some of the most beautiful scenery that the Great Island of Cobh and Cork Harbour has to offer. A 5km walk will also take place on the same day for those less inclined to run but want to show their support.
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