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Cobh in County Cork, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
 

Bishop Roche Park/ Cove Fort

Páircan Easpaig De Róiste/Dún An Cóibh

 

—Titanic Memorial Garden —

 
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 11, 2015
1. Bishop Roche Park/ Cove Fort Marker
Inscription.
English:

Cove Fort was built by Vice-Admiral Malcolm, the first Naval Commander of the Navy garrison in Cobh, in the mid 18th Century as a fortification for the garrison. The Fort comprised of a barracks, with 3 tiers of twenty four pounder guns beneath. During part of the 19th Century, a gun was fired daily from the battery at 12 noon G.M.T. which equated to 12.35 local time (locals called it the "25 to 1 Gun"). The British realised the strategic importance of Cork Harbour, and the Cove of Cork during the American War of Independence, and between then and the time of the war with Napoleonic France in the early 19th century. built a number of forts (Forts Westmoreland, Carlisle, and Camden) and gun emplacements throughout the the harbour to protect it.

Gaelic:

I lár an ochtú aois déag, thóg an Leasaimiréal Malcol, an chéad Cheannasaí Cabhlaigh ar gharastún Cabhlaigh an Chóibh, Dun An Cóibh mar dháingniú don gharastún. Bhí beairic sa Dún le 3 shraith de ghunaí fiche ceathar punt istigh faoi. Ar feadh piosa den naoú haois déag. scaoileadgunna go laethúil on mbataire ag a 12 meán lae G.M.T. sin 1235 am áitiúil (ghlaoigh muintir na háite an "25 to 1 Gun" air). Thuig na Briotanaigh an tabhacht straitéiseach a bhain Ie Cuan ChorcaÍ agus Ie Cuas Chorcai Ie linn Chogadh Saoirse Mheiriceá, agus idir
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 11, 2015
2. Map Bishop Roche Park/ Cove Fort Marker Location
an t-am sin agus am an chogaidh leis an bhFrainc Napoléon go luath sa 19ú aois, agus thóg siad romnt dun (Dun Westmoreland, Carlisle agus Camden) agus fosláir gunnaí ar fud an chuain chun é a chosaint.
 
Location. 51° 51.115′ N, 8° 16.629′ W. Marker is in Cobh, Munster, in County Cork. Marker can be reached from The Mall. Click for map. There are many markers located in the Bishop Roche Park/ Cove Fort including the Titanic Memorial Garden.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. S.S. Lusitania (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Annie Moore Statue (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Old Church Cemetery (approx. 1.9 kilometers away).
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Wide view Bishop Roche Park/ Cove Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 11, 2015
3. Wide view Bishop Roche Park/ Cove Fort Marker
Titanic Memorial Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
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4. Titanic Memorial Garden Marker
RMS Titanic Memorial image. Click for full size.
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5. RMS Titanic Memorial
RMS Titanic Memorial image. Click for full size.
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6. RMS Titanic Memorial
Bruce Ismay Memorial image. Click for full size.
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7. Bruce Ismay Memorial
Titanic Memorial Garden image. Click for full size.
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8. Titanic Memorial Garden
Pictured: Titanic 1912 Hedges, Cork Harbour & Spike Island in the distant
Cove Fort image. Click for full size.
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9. Cove Fort
Looking up Cork Harbour in the direction of Cobh
Cove Fort image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 11, 2015
10. Cove Fort
Looking towards the Titanic 1912 Hedges
 
 
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