Outside of the City

The 'Queenstown Story' Exhibition at Cobh Heritage Centre 

The Queenstown Story exhibition tells the story of Irish emigration from a port where over 3 million left in search of a new life. Everything from the sinking of the Titanic and the Lusitania and the Great Famine to the transportation of the forgotten Irish who endured forced labour in Cromwellian times is inventively displayed in a variety of modern, tasteful, and artistic ways. It includes many historic and emotive stories of those who departed, and the Exhibition is inventively situated within Cobh’s restored Victorian railway station, a building with its own historic story.


The Cobh Heritage Centre are giving our lovely guests 20% off their visit to the Queenstown Story Exhibiition on the production of their hotel key card. For our corporate guests, the centre offers private after-hours tours! They truly have something to offer for everyone. 

 Check out their website for further information here, and their contact details on how to avail of 20% off. 

Atlantic Sea Kayaking

For those seeking an adventure thrill to explore the jewel coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way, then Atlantic Sea Kayaking.  

Atlantic sea kayaking offers a thrilling experience through Ireland's hidden gems. 

Avail of our 10% off discount on the Atlantic Sea Kayaking Website before purchase, use code viennawoodshotel2021 , check out their website here. 

For a full price list click here. 

When booking  your Atlantic Sea Kayking tour ensure you have your contact number email on your booking. 

More information on booking your tour with Atlantic Sea Kayaking.

Suggested Clothing: 

Comfortable outdoor clothing such as fleece / tracksuit, soft shoes, perhaps a hat and a drink of water. We supply waterproof gear.

Cancellation Policy: 

  • If you need to cancel your trip, please be sure to let us know at least 7 days in advance via email (or by phone during office hours). We will reschedule your trip as availability allows. Without 7 days notice and in the event of not showing up, the full amount will be charged to your card.
  • Rain will not postpone the tour, but occasionally we have to cancel due to strong winds. As forecasts are changeable we do not make our final decision re: cancellation until the previous day or morning of the tour. We will text, email or call you with this information to the contact details you supplied at time of booking. Following a cancellation by us, you will be reimbursed or may choose to rebook for another date. We reserve the right to cancel tours without prior notice for safety reasons, this could be due to a sudden change in weather conditions.

To respect the privacy of our clients we ask people not to take recording equipment out on the kayaks please. We have a no alcohol policy for the safety and enjoyment of all, this includes prior consumption.


Spike Island

Take a ferry ride from Kennedy Pier, Cobh to Spike Island. For the last 1300 years it has been used for many things, from a monastery, Fortress, naval garrison and prison. Today on the island sits 200 year old Fort Mitchel, the star shaped Fortress which became a prison holding over 2300 prisoners. Enjoy a tour of the island and fortress and learn about the history of the island.

The Titanic Experience

The Titanic Experience is located in Cobh and where the original White Star Line Ticket Office is, the departure point for many of White Star Line passengers. After checking into the reception, you can experience the life of the 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic from Cobh. Experience a virtual journey to board the Titanic for the voyage to New York with a personal tour guide. Experience the disaster of the Titanic by viewing ‘Heartbreak Pier’ the original pier the last point of land contact for the Queenstown passengers and later experience the sinking of the Titanic with their own cinematographic experience.

Cobh Heritage Centre

Learn about the Queenstown Story at Cobh Heritage Centre located in the towns restored 19th century railway station. Outside the Cobh Heritage Centre stands a statue of Annie Moore and her brothers. Annie Moore was the first immigrant to the US to be processed at the Ellis Island immigration station in New York. The Queenstown Story tells the story of Irish emigration and the transport of convicts to Australia. Enjoy a self-guided tour and relax in their restaurant/café afterwards.


Kinsale in County Cork is one of the most picturesque, popular and fashionable resorts of the south-west coast of Ireland. It is famous for its maritime activities such as; cruising, deep sea angling and blue shark fishing yacht charter river trips and scuba diving which are all available to visitors. Kinsale can easily claim its place amongst Ireland's most historic locations for this has been a centre of population, commerce, trade and fishing far beyond memory and record. The Town nestles between the hills and the shoreline, a maze of narrow streets, never far from the water and little changed in many hundreds of years. Amongst buildings of later periods are those of another age with historical links to the French, Spanish, British and Americans. If visiting Kinsale you should visit the old Courthouse, now a museum; St Multose Church, built in the 13th century and still in use, and 'French Prison', the 16th century Desmond Castle. There is a signposted tourist trail to this fascinating town with a guide booklet. Take a trip too to the Old Head of Kinsale for magnificent cliff scenery. It was off here that the Lusitanian was sunk in 1915 with a loss of over 1,500 lives.

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