Old Church Cemetery, Cobh

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Landmark
The Old Church Cemetery (also known as Cobh Cemetery) is an ancient cemetery on the outskirts of the town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland which contains a significant number of important burials, including a number 3 mass graves and several individual graves containing the remains of 193 victims of the passenger ship RMS Lusitania which was sunk by a German torpedo off the Old Head of Kinsale during the First World War in May 1915 with the loss of more than 1,100 lives. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission register and maintain the graves of 127 identified Commonwealth service personnel (including Lusitania victims) from the same war.
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  • *Local review To walk on this cemetery is to appreciate Cobh’s rich local and maritime past. This hallowed ground is also the resting place of the Lusitania victims and a testament to Cobh's...  more »
  • This graveyard is off the beaten track, but is one to recommend if you are visiting Cobh. There are three large graves for the victims of the Lusitania and lots of other graves including those who...  more »
  • Great History here and also the burial place of my Ancestors
  • I did'nt hate it i loved it . The poigniancy of the two mass graves was incredible . It was nice to see a few graves of british servicemen looked after so well .

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