The Old Church Cemetery is an ancient cemetery on the outskirts of the town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland which contains a significant number of important burials, including a number 3 mass graves and several individual graves containing the remains of 193 victims of the passenger ship which was sunk by a German torpedo off the Old Head of Kinsale during the First World War in May 1915 with the loss of more than 1,100 lives. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission register and maintain the graves of 127 identified Commonwealth service personnel (including Lusitania victims) from the same war.Notable burialsJack Doyle, (1913-1978) - boxer, singer and actor.Dr James Roche Verling, (1787-1858) - personal physician to Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile on St. HelenaRobert Forde, (1875-1959)- Antarctic explorerFrederick Daniel Parslow, (1856-1915) posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross and first member of British Mercantile Marine to receive the award. Captain Thomas Brierley, awarded a medal for his part in rescue of survivors from RMS Lusitania. Charles Wolfe (1791–1823) poet, remembered for "The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna" Six members of the crew of the British submarine which was destroyed in an accidental explosion at nearby Haulbowline Naval Base in February 1905. Louis Piatt (1876–1884), son of American poets John James Piatt and Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt; drowned in a boating accident in Cork Harbor.Plan your visit to Old Church Cemetery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cobh day trip planner.
Old Church Cemetery Reviews
Visited here as part of a tour group. This was a most interesting and serine location to visit. Our guide made notice of several Celtic Crosses and explained how the cross was developed. He also... more »
Our tour minibus stopped here so we could see the memorials to the Lithuania. So touching to see the names of the people lost when it sunk. more »
Great History here and also the burial place of my Ancestors
I did'nt hate it i loved it . The poigniancy of the two mass graves was incredible . It was nice to see a few graves of british servicemen looked after so well .
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