Cobh (Cork), Ireland Cruise Port

When cruising to Cobh (Cork), Ireland expect to be surrounded by exciting history as well as the romance of Ireland. Founded in the 600’s, there is a rich history that is evident in many exciting forms and cultural traditions. On your cruise to Cobh, Ireland don’t forget to join in this worldly tradition of kissing the Blarney Stone! The famous stone, known as Ireland’s “Crown Jewel” can be found by the Blarney Castle, a romantic ruin. There are many different areas to explore the traditions and cultures of the area, including the City Market or English Market, Muckross House and Gardens and traditional Irish pubs. Killarney National Park gives way to stunning views of the entire countryside and contains many lakes known for their beauty. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite things to do while cruising to Cobh (Cork), Ireland:
 
  • Visit the house of Waterford Crystal that dates back to 1783 to see the history of the manufacturing of glass.
     
  • Explore the Muckross House, a 19th century house that features a folk museum, crafting area, hand-made Victorian furniture and gorgeous sunken gardens.
  • View the Blarney Castle, the stronghold of the McCarthy family, featuring stone walls and the famous Blarney Stone.
     
  • Shop for some traditional souvenirs such as linens, knitted items, Waterford Crystal and China at the Blarney Woolen Mill Shop.
     
  • See the ornate St. Colman’s Cathedral built in 1868 and is made of granite, limestone and beautiful stained glass arrangements.

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