Monday, April 9, 2012

Remembering Titanic: St. Colman's Cathedral in Cobh, County Cork, the last port of call for the Titanic


Sunday 15 April 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Every day this week on my other blog 'Over Thy Dead Body', I will be remembering victims of the Titanic with photographs of some of their graves from Fairview cemetery in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Cobh (pronounced cove), County Cork, Ireland was the last port of call for the R.M.S. Titanic. The metal behemoth was far too large to enter the narrow harbour and so was anchored at the mouth of the harbour on 11 April 1912, before departing for America. For many the spire of the St. Colman's Cathedral of Cobh would be the last sight of civilization they would ever see.








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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos Jennifer. I must add that to my list of places to go when I visit Ireland someday.

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    1. Hi Aillin,

      Thanks for your comments; they are much appreciated. I hope you do go to Cobh. It's a lovely place even on a rainy day.

      Cheers,
      Jennifer

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  2. As always, beautiful pictures. When was that church constructed? I love the stonework and stained glass windows.

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    1. Hi Claudia,

      Thanks for your comments; they are always much appreciated. St. Colman's was constructed over a significant period of time, around 50 years. Construction began in 1867/68, and completely ended in 1919. Apparently the townsfolk had a lot to say about it. Various committees requested over 200 changes to be made to the plans along the way.

      Cheers,
      Jennifer

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  3. Same here, love that rose medallion window!

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    2. Hi Jenny,

      Thanks for your comments; they are much appreciated. I love that window too, and would have liked to shoot more from the inside, but the sacristan was having none of it on the day I took these photos. Oh well next time.

      Cheers,
      Jennifer

      I deleted my previous reply because I forgot to mention that the rose medallion window is one of three on the church. There is one on both sides of the Cathedral as well.

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  4. Beautiful! I wish you'd been allowed to take more inside photos too.

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