President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, Cobh

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  • Kennedy Park is a local park in Cork, Ireland, named after US president John F. Kennedy who visited the area in June 1963. The 7.5 acre park is situated between Victoria Road and Monahan Road. Near...  more »
  • This is a lovely part of the shore with the bandstand a major feature. Reflects a time gone but today is still vibrant with loads of families there.  more »
  • Thank you to Cobh for this beautiful memorial to JFKs visit. Ireland, Europe and Scandinavia seem to be far more capable of expressing appreciation for American visitors - though the Kennedy's are...  more »
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  • Nloevley spot with a great view of the harbour
  • Great view. Great history.
  • As detailed on the four plaques attached onto the wall of the landing at the steps of its central entrance, this park was built in 1865 and originally called the Columbine Quay. However, it is known locally as the Prom. The park became a popular venue for band concerts and in 1896 the Victorian bandstand was erected, however it fell into disrepair and was removed in 1963. The most recent renovations were carried out to mark the Millennium. The park was renamed and dedicated to the Kennedy Memorial Park after his visit in June 1963 and shortly before his assassination later in that year. The park is well maintained and is amazingly clean. It has extensive paved areas and bench seating as well as landscaped garden beds, litter bins, lighting and restrooms. As well as the original bandstand, it has a small playground. There are two ornamental cannons, returned from the Boer and Crimean Wars in 1899 and 1854 respectively, two feature water fountains and two maypoles, as well as a number of memorials including a memorial to the Irish boxer Jack Doyle, a monument to the Antarctic Explorer Robert Ford, and Mary Gregory's sculpture called The Navigator. It's a relatively small park however given its central and prominent location along the Cobh promenade with panoramic views over the harbour, its bandstand, extensive seating, and kids play space which is extensively fenced, it continues to this day to be the focus of recreation in the town centre. It's a lovely seaside park, and a great place to sit and ponder with great panoramic views overlooking Cork Harbour and in the background with rows of shops and terraces rising up the steep hillside, dominated by the tall and impressive 19th century, neo-Gothic St. Colman's Cathedral.
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