Friday 27 July 2012

Titanic Cobh is in celebratory mood

Cobh Titanic100 and the people of Cobh are hosting a Vintage weekend, starting tomorrow, to mark the halfway point of the Titanic centenary year. The town, then called Queenstown, was the last port of call for the doomed liner before it set off into the Atlantic.

Events over the weekend include a ‘Vintage Speakeasy’ on Saturday when live music of the era and a drinks and canapĂ© reception will be held in the Commodore Hotel at 8pm. Dress 1900–1950’s. Tickets are available from the Titanic100 office, 3 Westbourne Place, Cobh at €10 per person, €15 per couple.

On Sunday, Cobh will be transformed with a Vintage Fair. Stands will feature food, fashion, accessories, music, transport, gifts, gadgets and jewellery, and more.

Music of the era will add to the atmosphere as you revisit the heritage and history of the town over the weekend.

On Friday 3 August, Cobh will be brought to life with street theatre depicting some of the historical highlights from Queen Victoria to Jack Doyle and the tragic Margaret Rice. Restaurants will be creating special menus for the day.

Cobh is part of the Ring of Cork trail. Watch a whistlestop tour (video) here.