EVENTS PROGRAMME

Titanic 100 Cobh 2012 events are scheduled through out the year of 2012 with the week of the 9th to the 15th of April set aside for the flagship

commemoration events. More details will be available soon so visit this website regularly.

Please note that this schedule is subject to change from time to time. Please note Terms and conditions.

NOVEMBER 2011
‘Titanic and Cobh’
More details of the Titanic 100 Event series for Cobh 2012 will be announced via this website.
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1st January 2012
Titanic 100 Cobh 2012 – Titanic Centenary New Years Day Event
2012 sees the centenary of the Titanic’s only voyage and we will be welcoming this special New Year in with an acknowledgment on New Year’s Day.
To pay tribute to one of the biggest maritime events in the last 100 years, The Irish Navy will berth the LE Emer in Deep Water Quay, outside the Cobh Heritage Centre and it will be open to the public from 2.00pm – 4pm on New Years Day. This will be followed by a message from The Cobh Town Mayor and other dignitaries in the Promenade Band Stand and a poignant gun salute exchange from Spike Island and the LE Emer. To follow we will remember the people associated with the TItanic by releasing 123 flares from Spike Island, this number representing the people that boarded the Titanic from Cobh on the 11th of April 1912. This is an ideal opportunity for the whole family to come to Cobh, experience first hand the inside of an Irish Navy vessel and acknowledge the start of the Titanic Centenary year.
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17th March 2012
St Patrick Day Parade – Cobh 1912.

St Patrick’s Day Parade will be going back in time – to 1912. experience what it may have been like in the year that the Titanic came to Cobh.

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MARCH 2012
Cobh Museum – Titanic – Reflections and Reactions – Queenstown 1912

Opening in March in the Cobh Museum, this magnificent exhibition will run throughout the year.

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APRIL 2012 – The Titanic Centenary Week
9th April 2012: The Balmoral – A visit from the Cruise Liner Balmoral with a welcome and entertainment for all on the Cobh Quayside

9th to 15th April: Stalls and Markets – During the days of this centenary week, like any other week of any other year, visitors and locals alike can mingle around the many shops, restaurants and pubs in this idyllic and unique sea-side town. For this special week, Cobh will also be home to stalls and markets set up in designated areas where visitors can relax and enjoy many styles of food and other things on offer.

11th April 2012: A National Tribute – Exactly 100 years on from when the Titanic arrived in Cork Harbour and the last of the passengers and supplies boarded her, Cobh will play host to a national tribute which will include a ceremony commemorations, Air Corps fly-over and a Navy fleet review.

11th to 14th April 2012: Ireland’s Connection: A series of flagship concerts are scheduled to take place from 7.00pm to 9.00pm from the 11th to the 14th of April. These outdoor concerts which will feature prominent musicians and performers will tell the story of the Titanic’s connection with the island of Ireland through many genres of music.

12th to 13th April 2012:MV Marco Polo – An overnight visit from Cruise & Maritime Voyages MV Marco Polo on her special Titanic cruise, arriving 4.00pm on the 12th of April and departing at 5.00pm on the 13th. A warm welcome and open air entertainment will be provided during their stay.

14th April: National Search and Rescue Display – from the Irish Coast Guard. This display will be held in the afternoon and is a must see for the entire family as it promises to be a search and rescue extravaganza with a difference……….

15th April: Titanic Remembrance Service – An ecumenical church service to mark the 100 year century of the Titanic tragedy will be given in Cobh.

20th -21st April: Two day Titanic Lecture Series: A series of lectures investigating many aspects of the Titanic story. Organised by the University College Cork, this series will deliver lectures by many well-known authors and lecturers including Professor John Wilson Foster. A must for anyone with the urge to receive an academic view on the subject of the Titanic.

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MAY 2012
International Short Film Competition
Open to all – from schoolchildren to retirees. This is a brilliant competition where the entrant is encouraged to produce a short film of no more than 7 minutes duration and maintain a subject matter relating to the Titanic in some way. The emphasis is on creativity and imagination, so although important, the production quality is secondary – it’s the story we want you to get across. Prominent film industry professionals, including one of our year long Ambassadors, Fiona Shaw CBE, will judge the films and the top 16 entries will be shown to a live audience in a purpose built outdoor cinema. The other Titanic cities of Liverpool, Belfast, Southampton, Cherbourg, and Halifax are very keen to take part in this competition. Stay tuned for further details……
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JUNE 2012
Concerts on Spike Island
We have been given the opportunity to be entertained by world class acts on arguably the most historical and intriguing island in Ireland. Spike Island, recently handed to Cork County Council by the Irish Government is a gem of rich and colourful heritage. The island looks across to the mouth of the harbour and would have been a fantastic viewing point to witness the Titanic back in 1912. It is a great venue to pay tribute to the magnificent vessel.
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JULY 2012
Cobh Vintage Fair…..
Will attract visitors intrigued by the Victorian and Edwardian era. Step off the train at the Cobh Train Station and be transported back to the beginning of the 20th century. Take a trip on a horse and trap, or maybe a penny-farthing bicycle. Be entertained by a Victorian magician or listen to music of the time.
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AUGUST 2012
The Titanic 100 Cobh Peoples Regatta
The Titanic Centenary would not be complete without a maritime presence so our maritime event will incorporate Cobh’s already very successful annual Cobh People’s Regatta, one of the longest running regattas in europe.
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SEPTEMBER 2012
Various events through out the month
A series of exhibitions and lectures throughout Cobh and surrounding area
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OCTOBER 2012
Various events through out the month
A series of exhibitions and lectures throughout Cobh and surrounding area
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DECEMBER 2012
The Titanic Closing Ceremony and Christmas celebrations
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Other events during the Titanic Centenary Tribute Year include;
Fly-on-the-wall documentary film
Recorded in Cobh throughout 2012
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