This year sees the 100th anniversary of ‘the only ship everybody knows’.
It was on 11th April 1912 that the Titanic left Cobh, its last port of call on its maiden voyage to New York, just three and a half days before it was to tragically find its way to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
123 passengers joined her at Cobh and they symbolise Irish emigrants of the time, often poor and on a single ticket to start a new life in another country. They joined a number of irish already on board the Titanic and most were lost on the fateful journey. In total, of the 2,228 passengers and crew members who set sail, only 705 survived.
To commemorate the centenary of the life and legacy of the Titanic, and the people associated with her, Cobh will be hosting a series of events and activities throughout 2012.
The programme will appeal to all ages and includes concerts, lectures, walking tours and memorials, boat trips, exhibitions and more.
All the details about this year’s events at the Titanic 100 Cobh 2010 website.