The book contains stories, poems and photographs of people, places and events associated with Cobh. While the stories that Anne has written contain a lot of historical facts, they are about people and events that are of interest to her and she hopes that they will be of interest to the readers also. The book contains over fifty stories associated with Cobh, as well as poetry and is nicely illustrated with relevant photos.
Anne wanted the book to be hardback as she prefers them over paperback books.
The history of Cobh has been well-chronicled by local historians.
Cobh, so good that they named it thrice – is a researcher’s nightmare. Originally called Cove, then Queenstown in honour of Queen Victoria in 1849 and then Cobh (officially) in 1922; when the Irish Free State was created. Recently Anne has heard some local suggest that it is reverted back to Cove. All Anne has to say about that suggestion is “Please no.”
Anne McSweeney is a wife, mother and grandmother; born in Cobh in 1945 and still living there today. She has always had a keen interest in the history of her home town and has had several articles previously published in the Holly Bough and other magazines.
The book was launched on Saturday, 5th of April at the Cobh Library and was well received. It can be bought in the local bookshops.