Above: The City of Cobh, Ireland viewed from the pier. Visitors Center and train station in foreground.
Central Cohb and the dock areaPort Location & Facilities – Cruise ships will normally dock right in town only steps from shops and restaurants and immediately next to the rail station. There is no cruise ship terminal for Cobh so ships have to make use of boarding ramps. For people with walking issues and wheelchairs it can be difficult.
City Character – Cobh is a picturesque city centered on its waterfront. It features a beautiful Cathedral, nice shops, restaurants and pubs and The Titanic Museum.
Nearby Trips – Cobh is the port servicing the City of Cork which is only a half hour away by train.
Cobh is also the nearest port to the town Blarney and its famous castle. Blarney is only a short additional distance on the same train line from Cohb to Cork.
Docking in Cobh you can easily catch a train right at the main station next to pier. Depending on time of day trains run every hour or half hour (usually every half hour if a cruise ship is docked). At this writing a one-way ticket to Cork from Cohb costs about $6. A day trip to Blarney Castle can easily be arranged at a cost of less than $35 per person (plus admission at the castle).