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2019 Saga Sapphire - A story of Ireland

A most attractive town, dominated by the Cathedral:

Cobh taken from the Saga Sapphire

After breakfast we walked into town, past the monument to Annie Moore and her brothers, the first people to register at the new Immigration Office on Ellis Island in New York

Statue of Annie Moore and her brothers

Strolled along the front which has several interesting memorials and statues including Titanic, Lusitania

Titanic Memorial and Lusitania Peace Memorial

and Sonia O'Sullivan, a great Irish athlete who I remember well not a memorial, I hasten to add!

By this time Edna was having trouble with her feet so I left her sitting comfortably and walked up to St. Colman's Cathedral. She wouldn't have made it! The walk took my breath away, literally. A mighty climb for someone of our advancing years. I was pleased that I did it though, as it is very impressive. Not easy to get a good picture (either too close or sun in the wrong place) so none good enough to put here. Went down and "collected" Edna and we strolled further along the main street just looking in a few shops.

Back to the ship for lunch, after which I went out on my own to the Titanic Memorial Garden. A bit of a trek but we all need exercise!

Yes, a bit of a trek. That is the Saga Sapphire taken from the Titanic Memorial Garden

The walk was worth it though, as it's a quiet, tranquil area to remember the tragedy.

Titanic remembered at the Cobh Titanic Memorial Garden

Titanic is, however, not the only sea tragedy remembered in the Garden. There are several boards paying homage to other sea vessels with a local connection.

Lusitania, Sirius, Aud, The Eithne, Pen Duick and Irish Holly remembered

There is also a memorial to Bruce Ismay, Chairman of the White Star Line, who survived the Titanic disaster

I'll leave Cobh with a statue called "The Navigator". Apparently representing Christ helping weak humans battle against life's problems. You be the Judge.


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