A round up of some very interesting stories from Cobh’s rich history.

The Lusitania

The liner “Lusitania” sailed from New York on 1st May 1915 on a voyage to Liverpool with a total of 1962 person on board.  As about 2pm on 7th May she way torpedoed by German Submarine “U20” off the Irish coast 12 miles from the Old Head of Kinsale.

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Rev. Charles Wolfe

The grave of Rev. Charles Wolfe is inside the church walls.  Charles Wolfe was made famous by his poem “The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna”. 

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Hendrick Verwey


In the Republican Plot of this cemetery lie the remains of Captain James Ahern and Volunteer James Glavin IRA, who were killed in action with ten of their comrades at Clonmult on 20th February 1921.

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