Posts Tagged ‘cobh’

president Michael D. Higgins in Cobh

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

President Michael D. Higgins in Cobh today.

President Michail D. Higgins.

President Higgins conducts fleet review

alexander von humboldt in Cobh

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

German sail training ship Alexander Von Humboldt is in Cobh today.
She’s open to the public from 2-4 today and it’s free to visit!

Alexander Von Humboldt

Alexander Von Humboldt

julia in cork harbour

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

I finally got out for my first sail of the year, on my fathers boat.
Julia, the Cork/Swansea ferry passed us in Cobh Roads.


seaplane trials in cork harbour

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Harbour Flights ran seaplane trials in Cobh today. They’re looking at launching a national seaplane service so were testing take offs and landings in the harbour.




the world at Cobh

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Luxury liner The World visited Cobh today.
The unusual thing about this liner is you can buy a residence on board and live on the ship!



saerch and rescue demonstration in Cobh

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

I went down to Cobh yesterday to see a major search and rescue demonstration. The Naval Service, Air Corps, Coastgard, RNLI, Gardai, Fire Brigade, MART, Port of Cork, lots of volunteers and more put on a fantastic show. They demonstrated some of the many possible ways people can get into trouble on the water (and even on land) – everything from kyaking and jetskiers ending up in the water, to fishing vessels going on fire. The Coastguard helicopters and the Air Corps Casa did several fly bys, with the Casa dropping a life raft on one pass. I took lots of photographs and videos. Enjoy!



My thanks to everyone involved for a brilliant demonstration.

blessing of the boats in Cobh

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

as part of the Corpus Christi celebrations in Cobh, mass was held on board LE Aoife at the deepwater quay.

blessing of the boats

they also had the blessing of the boats, an old tradition in the harbour.

lovely day in Cobh

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

It was a lovely day in Cobh today.
the Five Foot Way in Cobh

Research Ship Walther Herwig III was moored at the deepwater quay.


australia day in cobh

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

It’s Australia day in Cobh. Cobh tourism have lots of events planned.

Australia Day

Australia Day

the liner Dawn Princess is at the quay side. Head down for a look!

Dawn Princess

Gerry at dusk

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Gerry heading upriver in the evening