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by , SmarterTravel Staff - March 7, 2010
Ireland: Cobh Harbor

Cobh

Once briefly named "Queenstown" in honor of a visit from Queen Victoria in 1849, Cobh reverted to its original name in 1921. Located on the Great Island in Cork Harbor, the town's streets climb a hill crowned by a cathedral overlooking the water. As the embarkation point, including the Titanic's last port of call, to America, Cobh was the last glimpse of Ireland for many people.

(Photo: iStockphoto/Alan Tobey)

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