Spike Island


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Spike Island

An island of 103 acres in Cork Harbour with a rich history. Originally the site of a monastic settlement, the island's strategic location led to its use as a fortress, and even a prison. Not least among its treasures is the intact star shaped military fortress that dominates the only entrance to the harbour.

Do & See

Lively and vibrant, Cork is a young city with someone for everyone. Attracting a steady flow of students each year, the city is also home to plenty of parks, museums, galleries and diverse sights. The picturesque city centre has numerous historical, natural and cultural sites within easy reach.