TITANIC ‘SERIES OF EVENTS’ BRIEFING FOR THE COBH BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Members of the Cobh business community attended a special briefing on The Series of Events planned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic next year. Marc Anderson, Project Director of Titanic 100 Cobh 2012, outlined the event schedule in detail on Monday, 21st November, giving all Cobh businesses the opportunity to understand what is proposed and the reasons for the initiative.

As Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic the town plays a very significant part of the Titanic story. Titanic 100 Cobh 2012 will mark this globally recognised occasion. The series of commemorative events will run throughout 2012 and many of them will be outdoors in locations such as the Cobh’s promenade and adjoining streets in the town. There will be a requirement to close some of the roads to traffic within the main town area at various times, so it was important to get this message across to all concerned.

“Titanic 100 Cobh 2012 is a series to remember the Titanic and the people associated with her in a major way,” noted Marc. “The centenary only comes around once and we must make the most of this opportunity as there is only one ‘last port of call’. The more people in Cobh involved, the better for all. Not only will we have the opportunity to remember the Titanic, it is our chance to bring more visitors into the area. We can commemorate the magnificent Titanic and the people involved with her in a special way while inviting people of Ireland and abroad to be more aware of Cobh’s significance in the story of Titanic and remind them Cobh and Cork Harbour is a great place to visit.”