[Audio] Old Cobh dockyard opens for tours today

25th August 2013, Sunday, 6am
By Bryan T. Smyth

THE history of the Verolme Dockyard in Rushbrooke, Cobh is being
remembered again today.

Various events have been taking place since Thursday.

At its prime there were over 12-hundred people working in the Dockyard
which closed in 1984.

This morning at 10 am there will be a remembrance mass in St. Colman’s
Cathedral, Cobh including a re-dedication of a baptismal font which
made by dockyard workers in 1970

Then at 11.45 at Cork Dockyard itself a memorial to all those who
worked at the site will be unveiled.

From 12.15 until 4 pm there will be ongoing free guided tours of the yard

Parking is limited to people are asked to take the train to Rushbrooke station
if possible. The station is located across the road from the Dockyard.

Capt. Michael McCarthy from the Port of Cork Company says the Dockyard
was part of the fabric of Cork so there will be many people living
locally who would like to see the inside of the yard again, and who will enjoy a tour

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