Relax and see Ireland with Dove Chauffeur Drive
Executive chauffeurdriven vacations in Ireland with Dave Hogan and Dovechauffeurdrive
For your own especially designed Tour of the Republic of Ireland/West and South west

Monday, September 16, 2013

Kinsale to Cove with Dave Hogan Chauffeurdriven Irish tours


The view of Oysterhaven Bay from my hotel room this morning. There was a man on the far shore loading oysters into his little white van, which you can see (just about). The oysters are in wire sacks lined along the shore,where they grow in the tidal conditions.
Our destination this morning was the Heritage centre in Cove at the mouth of Cork harbour. This centre was the terminal where all the passengers bound for the USA and Canada would board their vessels. It is a wonderful place to visit, and a magnificent museum, and a must for anybody with Irish ancestry,as the vast majority of Irish emigrants left for this port. The chances are that yours did also.
 
 

Liz and James enjoying a coffee inside the terminal building. This was also where the passengers arrived in the trains from Cork as they began their journey to a new life in some foreign land.

Another picture of Jim and Nancy, with the large picture of Annie Moore, the first person to be registered at Ellis Island, in the background.
The happy pair, pictured outside the Cobh Heritage centre.
I took this picture as we crossed the River Lee on our way back from Cobh on the ferry to Passage.
On returning to Kinsale, Jim and Nancy stopped off to visit Charles Fort up on the hillside overlooking Kinsale harbour.
This adorable little kitten was full of fun, and not a bit shy. I could have brought him home.


A final view of Kinsale harbour this afternoon. Tomorrow we begin the final leg of our tour as we make our way to Dublin where we will be parting company after what, for me, was a really lovely tour, with two special people.