Cobh, pronounced 'Cove', is a seaport town on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland. It was originally called "The Cove of Cork" in the 1700's. In 1849, to commemorate a visit by Queen Victoria, it was renamed "Queenstown." In 1920, it was renamed Cobh.
The Old Church Cemetery is where my maternal ancestors rest, only 2 km from St Coleman's Cathedral in Cobh. This Roman Catholic church is where the same family was baptized, married, and presumably spent some prayerful moments on knee as so many changes went on around them. Just steps from the base of this magnificent cathedral is the pier from which my great grandfather said goodbye to his family. He boarded the SS Mauretania from then called Queenstown, to embark on his journey to America.