One Hundred Years from Cobh
WE VISITED THE TITANIC EXPERIENCE in Cobh just before the centenary of the Titanic's visit and walked along the promenade to admire the spires of St Colman's. The 49-bell Carillon at bells of St Colman's were installed in 1916, four years after the Titanic left Queenstown (Cobh).
Colman's spire strikes a dramatic pose above the streets of Cobh, rising to a height of 93 meters. If the Titanic was placed on her stern on the pavement next to the cathedral, her bow would rise 269 meters into the air, more than 500 feet higher than the top of the spire on St Colman's.
The centenary of the Titanic's departure from the scenic harbour of County Cork coincides with this blog post. The exhibition in the premises of the old White Star Line pays homage to the grand ship and to the memories of those Irish who boarded Titanic for the eventful voyage west on April 11, 1912.