As has been the case since 2009, Cobh Tourism rolled out the red carpet for what has become known as ‘Australia Day in Cobh’.
It was conceived by Tasmanian conceptual artist Christina Henri and a bonnet has been made to remember almost all of these women and children.
Belinda Shaw, Ray Duffy, Ursula Duffy and Jim O’Rourke from Cobh Tourism at ‘Australia Day’ in Cobh. Pictures: Gerard McCarthy
Their average age is 71 and 1,300 of the passengers are doing the full round the world voyage.