Day trip from Cork: Cobh, Ireland

Cobh is a colorful harbor village in County Cork, about 20 min drive from the city of Cork. We went during October, so the village was pretty quiet and it was not very cold so it was a lovely morning for walking it’s streets. We were lucky to get a rain-free morning despite the orange level rain/flood warnings. The ‘deck of card’ houses on hilly streets backdropped with cloudy skies were giving me San Francisco vibes . Some of the stores/cafes are even closed as there were not many tourists around. We didn’t get to spend much time in the village as there was a big storm coming and we wanted to be back in Cork before the downpour. Cobh is definitely worth visiting though and is an easy day trip from the city of Cork. It’s a pretty village to just walk around, grab a coffee in a cafe and people watch.

To get the postcard view of Cobh with the colorful deck of houses in the foreground and the St Cohlman’s cathedral in the background, head to Spy Hill. There are tall stone fences so you will have to tippy toe or just put your phone up above your head and you will see this view. Also, if you head to the West View where the row houses are , there is a small park across the houses that would give you a similar, but more of a close up view. These are residential houses though so please respect their privacy.

Also, one interesting thing I learned – Cobh was the last port of call of the Titanic.

2 responses to “Day trip from Cork: Cobh, Ireland”

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