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The port of Cobh is a charming town of colorful Victorian architecture with a salty maritime heritage. Culturally rich Cork City is nearby, as is the green countryside, home to villages, ancient monasteries, castles and the famous Blarney Stone.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
When you're in Cork, you'll want to take the chance to visit Blarney, just five miles from Cork and 19 miles from Cobh where the cruise ship is docked. There you'll find the Blarney Castle, home of Ireland's "Crown Jewel" - the Blarney Stone. Take part in a tradition shared by people from all over the world: kissing the Blarney Stone. It's supposed to bestow the gift of eloquence on anyone who does.
Traditional Irish cuisine is simple and wholesome. Colcannon is a vegetable dish of diced potatoes fried with onions and covered with cream. Tripe and drisheen are local specialties, the latter being a type of blood sausage. The brown bread is also excellent.
The Euro (EUR), the currency of the European Union, is the official currency of Ireland. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.
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