Overnight Stay: Cork City Center
You will transfer to Cork Kent train station, where you will meet your group arriving from Dublin, and then transfer to your Railtours Ireland tour coach through Cork City to Blarney Village and historic Blarney Castle and Gardens, built in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy. You will have time to kiss the famous stone, which is said to bestow the gift of eternal eloquence on those lucky enough to do so. There is also time for shopping and lunch at Blarney. Railtours Ireland recommend that you have lunch there, as this will be the only opportunity during the day to have a substantial meal.
On arrival at Cóbh, you will visit St Colman’s Cathedral. You will then proceed down along the sea front, passing the former White Star Line offices en route to the beautifully restored Victorian railway station/transatlantic terminal. This is now the Cóbh Heritage Center, home to the Queenstown Story. The center also houses much information about the Great Famine and subsequent Irish Emigration: 3 million Irish people emigrated from Cóbh (principally to the United States), including Annie Moore, whose statue is located in front of the heritage center.
End of Journey: Returning to Dublin Heuston Station at 08:00pm.
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Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Blarney Castle and Gardens & Cobh Heritage Center.
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