Sinking of RMS Titanic – 98th Anniversary
April 11th, 1912 was the date that the Titanic made a port of call at Cobh on her maiden voyage. Seventy-nine passengers boarded the Titanic in Cobh and it was the final port of call for the Titanic as she set out across the Atlantic on that ill-fated voyage.
The tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic is commemorated each year by Cobh Tourism. The 2010 commemoration will take place on Sunday – April 11th at 2.30 pm.
The 2010 ceremony will mark the 98th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. It commences with a parade leaving from the Clock Tower Gallery on Lynch’s Quay to the Titanic Memorial in Pearse Square in Cobh Town Centre.
The ceremonies include musical honours, prayers and the laying of wreaths. Further ceremonies then take place in the Promenade where the names of the 79 passengers who boarded the Titanic in Cobh are read. The Mayor of Cobh will then place a wreath in the sea, in memory of all those passengers and crew who perished in the North Atlantic.
Cobh is a town with many past sad memories and history, but the good news is the resurgence in the cruise liner business. On April 14th, the Oriana will call into Cobh and Cobh harbour is busy all the year through to September with many liners calling in.
Cobh, County Cork
Republic Of Ireland
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