Situated within Cove Fort, the newly opened garden is beautifully landscaped and is within easy walking distance of the town centre. It overlooks the final anchorage of RMS Titanic at the mouth of Cork Harbour where on 11th April 1912 the final 123 passengers boarded the majestic Ocean Liner.
The focal point of the garden is a Glass Memorial Wall onto which the names of those 123 passengers are inscribed. The garden project was a collaboration between Cobh Town Council, the Cobh Titanic Centenary committee and Cobh Tourism and was funded by Cobh Town Council, Cork County Council, The County Cork Association of New York, Fáilte Ireland and South and East Cork Area Development Ltd (SECAD) through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the National Development Plan.
On a bright sunny day the setting and views of Cork Harbour from here are stunning. Within the garden is a memorial stone to Bruce Ismay, the chairman of White Star Line in 1912 and a survivor of the sinking. There is also extensive information on famous ships that are associated with Cork Harbour.
The garden is located at the east end of the town and its Loc8 unique code is W7P-30-RL8. Simply insert the code into your Sat Nav device. Alternatively see the location on a Google map here http://www.myloc8ion.com/index.php/maps/find_code8/?code=W7P-30-RL8
Please note that there are no parking facilities within the garden. Please park on the roadway outside which is just 100 metres from the garden and glass memorial.