Tourist Office

The Cobh Tourist Office has been serving visitors for more than twenty years. Our new office is now located at Market House, in the Arch building in Casement Square. We are situated directly across from Cobh Library entrance.

We offer details on booking accommodation, places to eat, routes to take, maps, guides and books, places to visit, things to do and information on local events. We have lots of tourist attractions in Cobh such as the magnificent St. Colman’s Cathedral, The Queenstown Story in the Heritage Centre, the Titanic Experience, the Titanic Trail, harbour cruises, Spike Island tours, the Lusitania memorial, the Cobh Road Train, Cobh Museum and many other places of interest.

Cobh is an important cruise port and the gateway to the South-East region. Our tourism officers board all the cruise liners berthed at Cobh. They greet and advise disembarking passengers on what the region and Cobh has to offer.

Our friendly and extremely knowledgeable tourism officers will be more than happy to advise you and provide assistance and information when you are on your break away. The staff are efficient and do their utmost to make visits to the town and the Cork region a great experience for everyone.

So please come visit us and let us know how we can help!

Learn about our new location:

Market House once served as the marketplace for Cobh and Great Island. The building was the scene of immense grief following the sinking of the Lusitania.  It was here that the bodies of those who died were laid out for identification.

The ground section to the left once housed the Court House, which was used for many civic occasions. Many national and international dignitaries were accorded civic receptions here.

Alexander Deane, architect, designed the building. He was born in about 1790. He was appointed architect to Cork Town Council’s Markets Committee on 8 July 1842. In 1844 he is described as ‘Corporation Architect’. In 1847 he also held the position of ‘Superintendent of Works’ to the Harbour Commissioners.

During the 1850s, he was active in Cobh, where he was architect for the new town hall and market (1851)

In 1851, Cobh Town Hall and Market House was erected in new square (now Casement Square) at expense of James Smith Barry. Opened 27th May 1852. The contractor was Joyce.

Other works designed by Alexander Deane include; (1824) Widening of Southgate Bride Cork, (1840) Union Workhouse in Douglas Cork, (1947-1852) Lee Road Cork Lunatic Asylum, (1855) Docks at Rushbrooke Cobh for Wheeler & Co (1855).

In 2012, urgent refurbishment work on the exterior of Cobh Library building was completed. The project, funded principally by Cork County Council, has ensured that the architectural and structural integrity of the Arch Building is conserved. The building is well known to locals as the home of Cobh Library.

Cobh Chamber Tourist Office re-located to Market House, Arch Building on the 1st October 2016. We look forward to welcoming visitors and to providing them with information on, the beautiful heritage town of Cobh, Great Island, Spike Island, Cork Harbour and local attractions. If your local tourism business has any special events or offers, please let Cobh Tourist Office know- Phone: 021 4813301.

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