29 May 2009

Vacation: Ireland Port of Call

We arrived at Cobh Harbor in the fog and mist and cold. Fortunately, the day did not stay that way.

The train from Cobh to Cork left from right where the boat docked. Once we got to Cork, we took a bus tour around the city. Some of those streets were disturbingly narrow, twisty and on the side of hill. Several times I thought I would die. I could just envision the bus plummeting down the hill side and impaling me on a tree.

Once we finished the bus tour, we walked to St. Fin Barre's Cathedral. This was quite a lovely cathedral. We were unable to take photographs inside because a service was occurring at the time.

After we returned to Cobh, we went through the Heritage Center. Then we climbed up about a thousand steps and went to a little museum that had lists of passengers on ships bound for the United States and Canada.  We have ancestors who emigrated from Ireland in the 1800s, and we think we found some of them in the museum.

As we left Cobh Harbor, the sun was shining and all was right with the world!

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