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The Old Church Cemetery (also known as Cobh 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 RMS Lusitania 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.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
Decided to walk to this but didn’t realise it was 1.2 km away which I will not recommend especially in a heatwave
Decided to walk to this but didn’t realise it was 1.2 km away which I will not recommend especially in a heatwave more »
*Local review To walk on this cemetery is to appreciate Cobh’s rich local and maritime past. This hallowed ground is also the resting place of the Lusitania victims and a testament to Cobh's...
*Local review To walk on this cemetery is to appreciate Cobh’s rich local and maritime past. This hallowed ground is also the resting place of the Lusitania victims and a testament to Cobh's... more »
If you are on the Titanic trail or learning about the Lusitania this is a must visit stop. There’s a car park across the road for about 15 cars or so. It will only take you about 15/20 mins for a look around. There’s a few mass graves to the victims of the Lusitania disaster as well as graves of soldiers both British and Irish.
Old Church Ruins & Cemetery is a place to visit and learn about a lot of history. Irish Boxer Jack Doyle was laid to rest here along with mass graves from tragic events. We visited on a tour with a local who really knew the history.
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