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Cóbh

(kōv) [Irish,=cove], town (1991 pop. 8,219), Co. Cork, S Republic of Ireland, on the south shore of Great Island in Cork Harbour. Originally called Cove of Cork, the town was renamed Queenstown when Queen Victoria visited in 1849. It was named Cóbh in 1922. Cóbh has iron foundries and is Ireland's chief transatlantic port with large docks and stations of naval stores. Situated on slopes above the harbor and having a temperate climate, Cóbh is also a popular seaside resort. It houses the headquarters of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world (founded in the early 18th cent.). St. Colman's (completed 1915), which towers over the town, is an outstanding example of a neo-Gothic cathedral.
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what a corker Sonia O'Sullivan with her statue in Cobh yesterday PICTURES: CLARE KEOGH
Meanwhile, a special commemoration event will be held at Cobh on May 7, involving the Queen Victoria, to mark the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania just off the Irish coast in 1915.
He said in the interim that plans are being drawn up to enhance the current cruise line berth in Cobh to cater for the larger vessels.
The 761 survivors were brought to Cobh and many of the 1,198 who perished are buried in its cemetery.
75m move to United, Fenton was sacked by Forest and Cobh - who famously never agreed a sell-on fee - were left to ponder what bank balance might have been.
The midfielder joined Cobh on a trainee scheme and spent 12 months with the League of Ireland outfit until he was snapped up by Nottingham Forest for pounds 47, 000 in1990.
It conveys the immense pride the people of Cobh and Ireland have for our greatest ever athlete.
We won't be taking Cobh Wanderers lightly at all and we're taking the game very seriously.
And he had long dreamed of restoring the historic building and putting Cobh on the map.
45PM AFTER claiming the defeat earlier this month to Cobh was unacceptable, Athlone boss Alan Mathews makes his return to Tolka Park tonight to face former club Shelbourne.
The Council felt the citizens of Cobh and the many visiting tourists deserved better,'' said Town Clerk Kevin O'Neill.
COBH RAMBLERS' revolution under Stephen Henderson ratchets up a gear tomorrow evening when First Division leaders Wexford Youths venture into St Colman's Park.