Cathedrals, Shipwrecks and Crystal, Oh My!
Cobh, oh Cove!
A neighboring town to Ireland’s second city, Cork, the town of Cobh (pronounced Cove) is not without its own historical significance, natural beauty or nautical charm. Like so many seaside communities throughout the world, the town of Cobh rises rather precipitously from its harbor. In our (still unscathed) rental car, we approached from above and parked in a spacious lot atop the hill that rises above the seaside village. Steps away, we encountered the lovely St. Colman’s Cathedral, a beauty of a church that feels like a real place of worship rather than a just a relic of the past. Commanding a view of Cobh village and harbor, it boasted all the usual neo-gothic elements. What fascinated me the most about it were the wonderful Irish symbol mosaics in the floor: Shamrocks, harps, even Fluer de Lys (yes, there is something of a French influence…
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