Until I visited Cork last year I was unaware of this memorial garden and only visited because a fellow passenger on the train from Cork to Cobh advised me to visit the park but he did warn me that it was a long walk from the station.
Unfortunately, as it began to rain very heavy I decided to abandon my visit to the town of Cobh with the intention of returning when the weather improved. At this stage I should mention that it has rained every time that I have visited Cobh [I have visited six times in as many years].
Two days later the weather was beautiful when I woke up in the morning so I took the opportunity to return to Cobh. The walk to the memorial was pleasant but the park was not what exactly what I had expected but the it was pleasant and provided lots of information.
On 11th April 1912 the final 123 passengers boarded the majestic Ocean Liner. The focal point of the garden is a Glass Memorial Wall onto which the names of those 123 passengers are inscribed.
There is a memorial stone to Bruce Ismay, the chairman of White Star Line in 1912 and a survivor of the sinking.
The view of Cork Harbour was amazing especial as the harbour was full of beautiful yachts.
On my walk back to the town it began to rain.
The park is well worth a visit but I would be inclined to avoid it if the weather is not good. There is no parking within the memorial park but to the best of my knowledge you may park on the road 100 metres from the memorial.
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