Tuesday 26 July 2011
Press Release as @ 12/06/2011
Titanic Centenary Commemorations – Cobh County Cork Ireland 2012
In 2012, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland, the last port of call for the Titanic, is planning to host a yearlong series of events that will commemorate the centenary of the life of the Titanic and the people associated with her.
The proposed series will consist of many high profile events. The ‘Flagship’ week, which will attract an international audience, will take place from the 9th to the 15th of April 2012, exactly one hundred years on from the Titanic’s maiden voyage. Included in this special week is the commemorative Civic ceremony with a strong armed forces presence. An outdoor commemorative concert running over four nights will tell the story of The Titanic, it’s connection with Ireland and it’s impact on the world through various musical genres performed by local and international artists. Other events throughout the year include a maritime festival including rescue displays, powerboat and international yacht races, an international short-film competition, a number of impressive outdoor concerts, a food and wine festival and various Titanic themed exhibitions and lectures.
This commemoration is a Cobh Town Council initiative and is called ‘Titanic 100 Cobh 2012’.
It is anticipated that elements of Titanic100 Cobh 2012 will be televised both nationally and internationally.
Further Information regarding Titanic 100 Cobh 2012 will be released in the coming months. Visit www.titanic100.ie.
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