COBH. Where 2.5 million Irish left for America. The Titanic’s last port of call.

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Cobh was the departure point for 2.5 million of the six million Irish people who emigrated to North America between 1848 and 1950.

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For most Irish Americans, there is a good chance that their ancestors left Ireland through Cobh (pronounced Cove) on the south coast of Ireland. Cobh was the departure point for 2.5 million of the six million Irish people who emigrated to North America between 1848 and 1950.

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The Titanic’s last port of call was Cobh. On April 11, 1912, the pride of the White Star line dropped anchor for the last time near Roche’s Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour. Less than two hours later she had retrieved her anchor and was sailing westward again having picked up 123 passengers who were brought to the ship from Cobh by the tenders Ireland and America. Seven lucky passengers disembarked at Cobh including Jesuit priest Father Francis Browne

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