Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Huge crowds in Cobh for Festivals and Liner Visit

Tens of thousands of people flocked to Cobh last weekend for one of the biggest events the harbour town held since the Tall Ships Race visited Cork back in 1991. The main attraction was the visit of the huge luxury cruise liner Navigator of the Seas with her 3,800 passengers and 1,200 crew.

The Brunomart French market was on the Pier Head this year with lots of stalls selling a wide variety of goods including leather goods, traditional French / Breton sausages, pates, cheeses, sweets and cakes, crepes, etc. while the local Farmer's Market was also present at the Promenade. Other highlights of the weekend were the Maritime Song Festival with events in the Sirius Art Centre, in the Promenade and in some local hostelries like the Roaring Donkey and Pegs Pub in Carrigaloe. The gardaĆ­ did a great job in controlling traffic and

Cobh Town Council deserve special mention for having a team of people out very early on Sunday morning to clear up the litter and empty the wastebins for another day.