Between the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, more than 2.5 million people from across Ireland departed from Cobh (it was then known as Queenstown) for new lives in the United States, Canada, and Australia, so the city became synonymous with farewells. This intelligent heritage center commemorates Cobh's heartbreaking history as the last port of call for emigrants, many of them doomed to take convict ships to Australia, coffin ships to America, and transatlantic liners like the ill-fated Titanic and Lusitania. In a beautifully restored Victorian railway station, the center tells the story of the city, its harbor, and the Irish exodus in a series of displays, films, and exhibits. The center also has a restaurant, a shop, and a genealogical referral service.