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Sirius Arts Centre

Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland

With support of the Arts Council, Cork County Council and other organisations, Sirius Arts Centre has a long history of exhibiting a wide range of artists from photography to sound, painting to installation. For information on  upcoming exhibitions, please refer to their programme page.

Cobh Heritage Centre

Cobh Heritage Centre

From 1848 - 1950 over 6 million adults and children emigrated from Ireland - over 2.5 million departed from Cobh, making it the single most important port of emigration. This exodus from Ireland was largely as a result of poverty, crop failures, the land system and a lack of opportunity. Irish emigration reached unprecedented proportions during the famine as people fled from hunger and disease.

St.Colmans Cathedral

St. Colman's Cathedral, overlooking Cobh, carries within its walls the traditions of thirteen centuries of the Diocese of Cloyne. It is dedicated to St. Colman who founded the diocese in 560 A.D. Colman was a poet bard to the Court of Aodh Caomh, King of Munster, at Cashel in Tipperary. Influenced by St. Brendan and St. Ita, he left Palace life to become a priest. He received grants of land at Cloyne, on the eastern shore of Cork Harbour, from the King of Cashel. There he founded his monastery, traces of which still survive.


Cobh Library offers a wide range of books for lending to adults and children, including books on tape. A selection of general reference books is also held, such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries. The following current newspapers and periodicals are also available for viewing in the library: the Irish Examiner, the Irish Independent, the Irish Times, the Evening Echo, Buy and Sell, the East Cork Express, Imokilly and the Southern Star.


Cobh Museum opened in 1973 and has grown over the years. The exhibitions reflect the cultural, social and maritime history of Cobh and the Great Island. There is a small genealogical reference section in the museum where visitors can do their own research. The museum is open to the public from April to October. From November to April the museum is closed to public viewing, while the office remains open. Genealogy referral service available to appointment only.

Titanic History

Irish Titanic Historical Society

The Titanic Trail

The Titanic Trail, Cobh (Queenstown) Cork, Ireland is a fascinating Guided Heritage Tour. It explores the town of Cobh. Cork Harbour which was the last port of call of RMS Titanic. Locations are visited such as the White Star Line Office, the Lusitania Memorial and the famous St. Colman's Cathedral. All of the buildings, streets and piers of Cobh town have been architecturally preserved. This site will provide all information that you need on you visit to Cobh, Cork from restaurants to hotels. Join me on a journey that unveils a diversity of Emigrant, Military and Maritime History and reach across the mists of time

International Sailing

Eddie English's International Sailing Centre

Cobh Leisure Centre
Welcome to Aura Cobh Leisure Centre. Here we have something for everyone, whether you want to get fit, lose weight or de-stress you can work out in our gym or take one of our many fitness classes or maybe you want to bring the kids for a swim, or simply relax in our health suite, the choice is yours. Our Centre really has to be seen to be believed so come visit us and you don’t even have to be a member, just pay and play!!

Geary's Angling Centre

Should your interest in fishing be for Sharks, Conger, Ling, Cod, Pollack or Whiting, Rays, Huss or Dogfish(?), even Skate, we can take you to marks where you have the best chance of hooking into your favourite species.?Shark fishing is very popular in the summer off the Cork Coastline and we have caught some large specimen sharks from the John Boy. We will put you on the marks that are catching at the time of your charter, taking weather, wind direction and tides into account. If you are searching for a specific species, we will tell you the chances of catching one and whether we can get you there and back in a day!!! Cork Harbour, being the second largest harbour in the world provides a great alternative to open water fishing if the weather should not be suitable for your party to go out to the open sea outside Roches Point, the entrance to Cork Harbour. This may be due to the weather or perhaps some of your group do not have good sea legs, but wish to target fish from a boat, we can provide plenty of opportunities within the harbour to keep your party amused. We pick up from Monkstown, Cobh, Crosshaven and East Ferry or others by special arrangement.

Links to Cobh Guest Houses

Maritime Song Festival

The Cobh Maritime Song Festival was the brain child of Sirius Arts Centre's past Arts Administrator, Ted Creedon. Launched in June 2000 the festival was born out of discussions between Teddy and Cork singer/songwriter, Jimmy Crowley. (see the article from Folk World about the first festival). Organised as low-key, three day event, the first edition featured: the late Cyril Tawney, Liam Clancy, Mick Moloney, Jimmy Crowley, The Canniffe Family, Marie O Reilly and Cobh local band, Kalamazoo.


Cobh Peoples Regatta. Boating is a way of life for many here in Cobh. That's not surprising when the Island boasts the second biggest natural harbour in the world, making it an ideal location to explore the regions best water sports.

Cuskinny Marsh
Listen Here to the broadcast of the Dawn Chorus from Cuskinny Marsh Nature Reserve Dawn Chorus - Mooney Goes Wild

Nature Reserve

Fota Wildlife Park

Ireland's Wildest Attraction, Fota Wildlife Park was opened in 1983 by the President of Ireland, Dr. Patrick Hillery, and is a joint project of the Zoological Society of Ireland and University College Cork. Fota Wildlife Park Ltd. is a non-profit organisation limited by guarantee, and is a registered charity. Any financial surpluses that the Park generates are reinvested in order to promote the company’s objectives of conservation, education and research. The park is currently one of the top ten visitor attractions in Ireland (CSO 2008) Fota House and Gardens

Fota House and Fota Gardens