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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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“We know that our guests really appreciate a flavour of the various ports that they visit on their cruise, and once again we have been able to show them a very warm welcome from the town of Cobh!”
The sinking of the Lusitania, which outraged a neutral America in the First World War, is remembered in the excellent Cobh Heritage Centre.
As it stood Cobh treasurer Meade gratefully accepted the pounds 47,000 sum that was far more than he had dared dream of.
Living in the shadow of Cork City means it's a perennial struggle for Cobh to compete at League of Ireland level.
Vincent reveals in this documentary that his ambition was to open a small delicatessen in Cobh - but the lotto win allowed him to pursue a much bigger dream.
"The Council felt the citizens of Cobh and the many visiting tourists deserved better,'' said Town Clerk Kevin O'Neill.
HAVING already beaten the best team in the country, Cobh Ramblers will hold no fear of facing Derry City in tomorrow's EA Sports Cup final.
Alfie left Cobh early in the 1989/90 season because he found it difficult making the round trip from Waterford to Cobh three or four nights a week and is now, of course, manager of Kilkenny City.
COBH RAMBLERS will poke the bear again tonight in the hope of inflicting a second knockout blow on Dundalk in the space of five days.
BY CARL KENNEDY THE FAI will announce the venue for the EA Sports Cup final between Cobh Ramblers and Derry City this week.
Should other results go their way, UCD could wrap up the title in their next league game at Cobh on Saturday week.