TripAdvisor appraises Cobh and Youghal Gems

By Claire O'Donoghue

Roseville Guest House, Youghal

TripAdvisor, the largest travel site in the world, has been busy appraising gems in East Cork, including; The Cobh Heritage Centre has received a plaque of excellence from TripAdvisor on the recommendations and reviews of ordinary travellers. No less than it deserves, as it functions as a one-stop shop for all things Cobh. Visitors can immerse themselves in the depths of the history and trawl through the vast information that is The Queenstown Story. It's all covered. The Irish Emigration story, the first and ultimately final journey of the Titanic, the sinking of the Lusitania 103 years ago as well as all the Irish Naval and military history. This trove of cultural history is situated in the beautifully restored railway station, itself with its own story to tell.
The tales are as informative as they are emotive, with records and first-hand accounts of the generations lost through emigration when famine stricken people left Irish shores in their thousands (many from Cobh) in an attempt to begin a new life. Of course the story of Annie Moore, the first person through the gates at the newly opened Ellis Island in 1892, is one of the many highlights. Some succeeded in new worlds and affected real and positive change in their new homes. Many, however, did not make it off the boat alive. The Heritage Centre is packed with penetrating information and exhibitions detailing the unique life, legacy, longing, fortitude and resilience of generations, and at its heart is Cobh – The Queenstown Story. For more information on all that is on offer in The Cobh Heritage Centre see

With all your information booklets and knowledge from The Heritage Centre, there could be fewer better places to rest your head and read all about it than at the unique, top notch, award winning Roseville Guest Accommodation in Youghal. Hosts, Richie and Caroline have something really special here. The walled Georgian House, built in 1838, in the centre of town affords the weary traveller every luxury. The boutique garden rooms each have separate entrances and are finished to the highest standards. The privacy and sumptuous surrounds are idyllic for everyone as a base of operations, as they discover the historical wonders of Youghal, East Cork and West Waterford. Richie is well involved in the local music scene and will have the best recommendations for a night of craic and ceol about town. For the morning after the night before, you'll be glad you pre-filled out your breakfast order as Richie and Caroline offer a range of delicious, healthy, gourmet breakfasts, homemade and delivered to your room each morning. Endorsements from holiday makers for Roseville Guest Accommodation could not be higher as evidenced by their receiving, for the second year, the coveted TripAdvisor Award for Excellence.

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Well done and congratulations to all at The Cobh Heritage Centre and to Richie and Caroline at Roseville Guest AccommodationYoughal.