Cobh in County Cork, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
Bishop Roche Park/ Cove Fort
Páircan Easpaig De Róiste/Dún An Cóibh
—Titanic Memorial Garden —
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.
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
Location. 51° 51.115′ N, 8° 16.629′ W. Marker is in Cobh, Munster, in County Cork. Marker can be reached from The Mall. Touch 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 •
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