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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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3rd March 2012

Walking Tour of Cobh Songs

In association with the Cork Singers' Club

Enjoy an afternoon of walking and singing your way through Cobh, one of Cork's most beautiful and historic towns.

Meeting at Cobh Heritage Centre at 1:30p.m., the Tour lasts until 5:30p.m.

For Further Information, contact Jessie on (+353) 0877625752

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10th March 2012
Cobh Train Station 150th Anniversary

Between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Iarnród Éireann will be celebrating Cobh Train Stations' 150th Birthday with a fun family day for all. To mark the occasion there will be music, a farmers market and children's entertainment.

An event not to be missed!

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17th March 2012

St Patrick Day Parade - "The Cove of Cork 1912 - 2012"

All participants in the parade as well as the general public coming to view the parade are invited to embrace the theme of reflecting life in Cobh in the last 100 years by dressing up for the occasion and joining in the fun.

For more information, contact Hendrick Verwey on 0872593850 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Cobh Museum

Sirius Arts Centre

 

 

Shorecrest H.S. Marching Band

 

Cobh Lion's Club

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.

 

 

8th March 2012 - 22 April 2012 - Leaving Home: Images of Emigration Circa 1920's Cobh

As part of the Titanic Centenary Commemoration, Sirius Arts Centre is honoured to exhibit photographs from the Mount Brandon Hotel Collection. Taken in local professional photography studios, these images capture travellers prior to embarking on journeys that would change their lives forever. The exhibition will also include images of Cobh Street Scenes, from the Lawrence Collection, courtesy of the National Library of Ireland. Opening Hours: Saturday 7th April - Sunday 22nd April: 7 Days a week 11a.m. to 1p.m. and 2p.m. to 5p.m. All other times: Wednesday - Friday 11a.m. to 1p.m. and 2p.m. to 5p.m.

For more information contact Sirius at 021 481 3790 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

19th March 2012: Shorecrest High School Marching Band - The Shorecrest High School Marching Band return to Cobh. 120 musicians will arrive in Cobh to experience the Titanic Trail walking tour on the morning of 19th March. After their tour they will march through the town and play a Titanic commemorative performance in the promenade.

 

 

 

23rd March: Lions Club Ceili Mór - The Cobh Lions CLub Ceili Mór comes to Cobh on Friday 23rd of March in Cobh Gaa Club from 9pm to midnight. Like in the steerage class on the Titanic, a great night of ceoil agus craic will be had with local musicians, traditional music as well as The Great Island Set Dancers. Music by Kalamzoo and Tickets at €5 it's a night not to be missed.

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For Stall Holders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flemish ensemble Grupetto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL 2012 - The Titanic Centenary Week

8th April 2012 to 8th May: Beginning from the 8th of April "Bonny Cummins" will display her unique paintings in the Commodore Hotel. Bonny held a close relationship with "Millvina Dean- the last survivor of the Titanic. Bonny has taken her inspiration from Millvina in creating these pieces of the Titanic at Queenstown. Many of the works were co-signed by Millvina, who loved Cobh. Also featured is a painting inspired by the story of Patrick Kidney, Postmaster at Queenstown and the last man to leave Titanic April 11th 1912 in his official capacity.

 

9th April 2012: The Balmoral - A visit from the Cruise Liner Balmoral with a welcome and entertainment for all on the Cobh Quayside.

 


10th April 2012: Irish Ancestry Research Centre Genealogy - IARC will hold a workshop in the Commodore Hotel at 12pm. This workshop is suitable for anyone with a keen interest in their family history. IARC will show you how to trace your ancestors on the Titanic using passenger lists in conjunction with other available sources. For more information and to book your place contact Deborah on 061-518355 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

9th to 15th April: Maritime Fair - 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  commemoration ceremony and a Navy fleet review.


11th to 14th April 2012: "An Irish 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. The lineup of international artists will include Cara O'Sullivan, Eddi Reader (Fairground Attraction) and Paul Byrom. The concerts will take place in Cobh on the Promenade by the waterfront. There will be an exclusive ticketed seated area for premium viewing for which tickets are now on sale. The concert will run nightly from 7pm-9pm beginning on the 11th of April, the day the Titanic sailed from Cobh and finishing on the 14th of April, the night when the Titanic hit the iceberg.

Tickets for the exclusive seating area are limited and available online at www.tickets.ie, from the Titanic 100 Cobh 2012 office, Westbourne Place, Cobh and from the Irish Examiner Office on Lapps Quay Cork. Tickets are priced at €20.00 each excluding on-line booking fee. Restricted viewing standing areas on the street adjacent to the concert are also available at no charge.


11th to 14th April 2012: Titanic Rowing Challenge: Come and see Rushbrooke Rowing Club & friends row for 82 hours in the town centre on rowing machines, non-stop, day and night over 4 days to retrace the journey time that it took for the Titanic to reach the Iceberg.


11th and 12th April: Titanic Dinner Evening: Gilberts Restaurant in Cobh will be hosting a special Titanic Dinner evening with replica of the 1st class menu available during Titanic's maiden voyage. Tables for these evenings must be booked in advance via the website www.gilbertsincobh.com, by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling the reservation line on 021 4811300. The Titanic Dinner evening will continue through April and May, subject to booking.

Due to phenomenal demand, the 11th and 12th have been fully booked out. The Special Titanic dinner evening has been extended to Tuesday the 10th of April.

 

 

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.

 

 

12th April 2012: Titanic's Last Waltz: 12 noon, Sirius Arts Centre: Flemish ensemble Grupetto bring an authentic and historically truthful reconstruction to the music played during the last night aboard the Titanic. Admission is Free. For further information, contact the Sirius Arts Centre on 021 4813790.

 

13th April 2012: Destination America - Emigration through Cobh/Queenstown : 12 noon, Sirius Arts Centre: Dr. Alicia St Leger will contextualise the the exhibition, Leaving Home: Emigration from Cobh, giving an overview of the history of emigration. For further information, please contact Sirius Arts Centre on 021 481 3790 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

13th April and 14th April - Special Titanic Lunch - Gilbert's Restaurant, Cobh will be holding a special Titanic lunch. Replicating the cuisine available on board during her maiden voyage. For further information check thewebsite www.gilbertsincobh.com, by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling the reservation line on 021 4811300.

 

14th-15th April: Veteran and Vintage Car Run and Show: This special veteran Vintage and Classic Car Run will commemorate the tragedy of the sinking, on her maiden voyage, of the "unsinkable" Titanic. This 20-mile trip  will start at the Commodore hotel in Cobh at 11am, with a pit stop in Fota and running on to Midleton for lunch. The run includes a free tour of the Jameson Distillery. Sunday will see the vintage cars on display on the streets on Cobh all day.


14th April: National Search and Rescue Display - by 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 St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh at 2p.m. This will be followed by a wreath-laying and closing ecumenical service in the centre of Cobh town at 3:30p.m.

 

 


15th April: Great Island 10 Road Race: This year's race will take place on April 15th at 10.30am again for the benefit of the Irish Cancer Society, with special emphasis on pallitive care. Taking in some of the most beautiful scenery that the Great Island of Cobh and Cork Harbour has to offer, the route also poses a challenge to the serious runner and occasional runner/ walker a like while at the same time helping cancer support. A 5km walk will also take place on the same day for those less inclined to run and who want to show their support.


20th -21st April: Titanic 100 Cobh Golf Classic. A special golf tournament will be hosted by Cobh Golf Club. A large Gala Dinner and prize-giving by a well known Sport Celebrity, music and other entertainment will be held on the evening of the 21st of April. Participation in this competition is limited to teams of three only. For further information on pricing and how to take part in the Golf Classic or to attend the Gala Dinner, please contact Cobh Golf Club Pro Shop on +353 (0) 21 4812399

 

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. For further information or to acquire a registration form please contact Marita Foster on 0860667529 or E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

21st April 2012: Commemorating the Titanic Voyage in Poetry & Music: Poet and author Theo Dorgan, Sean-nós singer Roisin Elsafty, Claire Keville on Concertina and Charlie Piggott on accordion come together for this special performance to commemorate the centenary of the RMS Titanic’ s departure from Cobh. Tickets for this once-off performance cost €20 and are available from the Sirius Arts Centre, by calling 021 481 3790 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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MAY 2012

Christian Aid Belfast to Cobh Charity Cycle 15th-20th May - Christian Aid Titanic Cycle Challenge 2012 which ties in with the Titanic centenary celebration series in Cobh. The key element of this marathon cycle event is to celebrate the Irish roots of this great ship in its centenary year. This cycle is another link to bring Belfast and Cobh together. Starting at Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard, on Wednesday morning 16th May, where the Titanic was built, this 280 mile cycle will take cyclists through some of Ireland’s most beautiful countryside, finishing at Cobh, on Saturday 19th May, the Titanic’s last port of call.


Sea Sunday Service 20th May 2012 - Rev. Brian O'Reilly, the Rector of Cobh Church of Ireland community will be hosting a "Sea Sunday Service" on Sunday 20th May. This service acknowledges and celebrates all seafarers who work around our coastline. The service, this year, will be broadcast live by RTE Radio.


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JUNE 2012

9th June 2012: Ford Short Film Competition "8 MINUTES"- Get your cameras out folks! Deadline for entries in the Ford Short Film Competition is the 8th of May!!

CALLING ALL BUDDING FILM MAKERS! Do you think you have what it takes to be the next James Cameron? Now's your chance to prove it. You are invited to create an 8 minute short film inspired by the Titanic's epic journey from Cobh 100 years ago. 12 finalists will be selected to showcase their work to an audience of 2,000 people and a panel of film industry judges on the 9th of June 2012. The lucky winner will have the use of a Ford Fiesta, fully fueled, taxed and insured for a year. This could be the start of your great journey! Check out www.8minutes.ie for more info.

 

 

THE ISLAND JAM 30th June- 1st July - This new music festival will be known as The Island Jam and the exciting line-up includes Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Roy Seven, Republic of Loose, Crow Black Chicken, Preston Reed, Eric Bell, Bipolar Empire, The Empire Lights and many more. Please see Ticketgroup.ie or Theislandjam.com for further information.

For further information please contact:

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Phone: 021 4855623
https://www.facebook.com/TheIslandJam

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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.

Spike Island Jailbreak Triathlon

Cobh Triathlon Club will hold their inaugural triathlon on August 25th in the spectacular setting of Cork Harbour. Competitors will begin their "Jailbreak" journey from Spike Island and swim the 1.8KM from Spike Island and will then cycle and run through the beautiful countryside of the Great Island. Save €10 with an Early Bird registration. Competitors can register on www.cobhtri.com and www.corktriathlon.com,.

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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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