Céad míle fáilte ~ A hundred thousand welcome
Cobh and Harbour Chamber also incorporates the Fáilte Ireland approved Cobh Tourist Office. The Tourist Office has been advising visitors for over 20 years. Our staff are trained by Failte Ireland and offer a unrivalled service on the history, facilities and attractions in Cobh and surrounding areas. The office operates all year round and welcomes over 30,000 visitors per year from all over the world. Cork as a region has 2.7 million visitors and Ireland as country 9.6 million visitors per year.
The office is situated in Market House, behind the Lusitania memorial in Casement Square. The building is clearly sign posted while walking from the cruise terminal or train station. Market House building is full of history. Built in 1851 it was originally the Town Hall and later a court house. During the Lusitania tragedy in 1915 Market House served as a temporary morgue.
Our tourist advisors provide a warm and friendly welcome and have a wealth of local knowledge to help with planning your day in Cobh or holiday in Ireland. We offer a wide selection of free maps and information on the attractions in Cobh, Cork and surrounding areas. If you are planning a trip around Ireland we can supply you with road maps and other information. Come and see us, we look forward to welcoming you!
Fáilte Ireland & Ireland’s Ancient East
Fáilte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority. Their role is to support the tourism industry and work to sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourism destination. They provide a range of practical business supports to help tourism businesses better manage and market their products and services.
Cobh is part of the Ireland’s Ancient East. Ireland’s Ancient East showcases Ireland’s living culture and ancient heritage and brings it to life through stories that create unique visitor experiences, unite stakeholders and support vibrant communities.
Fáilte Irelands goal is to make Ireland’s Ancient East the most personally engaging cultural destination in Europe by harnessing the authentic character of the real Ireland, its living culture, lush landscapes and hidden history, opening it up for everyone. When we achieve this, we support sustained economic growth and community wellbeing whilst valuing our heritage, history and environment.