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Cobh and Area in East Cork takes in the Cork harbour's Great Island, Fota Island, Little Island and the adjacent land across the water at Passage West , Monkstown and Ringaskiddy.

The town of Cobh (pronounced Cove) is on the southern shore of Great Island in one of the finest natural harbours in Ireland. Cobh has a long maritime history of being a port-of-call for ocean bound liners, including the "Titanic" and "Lusitania".

Located 12 miles east of Cork City, Cobh is accessible by road, rail and cross-river ferry. The urban area of Cobh has a population in excess of 6,700, yet the town ship remains unspoiled and reminiscent of a bygone era. The dramatic spire of St. Colman's Cathedral rises above the skyline of Cobh.

The activity of this once busy seaport is past and is now preserved through memorials and exhibits. Leisure and tourism for the area have been developed extensively with world class golf clubs, excellent accommodation, water sports, historical attractions, gardens and wildlife parks.

The environs of Cobh are home to several multi-national chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers providing employment for many in the area. Giants like Pepsi Cola Ltd. Mitsui Denman (Ireland) Ltd. and Henkel (Ireland) Ltd. can be found at Little Island. ADM, Novartis and Pfizer Pharmaceutical are at Ringaskiddy. These major industries make use of their proximity to the deep port facilities by bringing in raw materials by sea. The attraction for this sector is easy road access, water availability for processing and deep port facilities for transporting raw materials and location.

International Relations - Twin Towns

The town of Cobh is twinned with the town of Ploermel in Brittany, France.
The twinning has promoted the learning of the French language in Cobh and cultural and educational exchanges between the two communities over the past twelve years.

Helpful Telephone Numbers
Cobh and Harbour Chamber of Commerce
www.cobhharbourchamber.ie
(353) (0)21 813612
Cobh Tourism (353) (0)21 813301
Cobh Urban District Council (353) (0)21 811307
Cross River Ferries (353) (0)21 811223
Cobh Railway Station (Iarnrod Eireann) (353) (0)21 811655
Gardai (police) (353) (0)21 811333
Cobh Hospital (353) (0)21 811345
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