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Spike Island After Dark

"Walk an abandoned prison, sit in a solitary cell, experience a place of Punishment, once called Irelands hell"...  SPIKE ISLAND AFTER DARK RETURNS...

Join Irelands best storytellers for a night of history, mystery and intrigue on a tour unlike any other on Irelands Aincient East, that starts and ends with a ferry journey across Cork harbour.  Price includes return ferry, guided tour and free tea/coffee on completion...

Spike Island off the coast of Cobh is a place steeped in history and mystery.  This amazing 104 acre island has accommodated a monastery, fortress and prison in the last 1300 years and today it is dominated by the 24 acre star shaped Fortress Spike, which at one point was the largest convict depot in the world with over 2300 convicts crammed into the Fortress in awful conditions during the 1850's.

Boats depart from Kennedy pier, Cobh and after the short 10 minute ferry ride our storytellers will relay the rich history of the town and share the tales of shipwrecks and intrigue that litter Cork harbour. On arrival to the island we walk past abandoned villages as our storytellers share the darker chapters of Spikes history, an island pockmarked with unmarked mass graves of unfortunate prisoners, victims of a cruel time.

Once we reach Fortress Spike we relay the stories of a prison so feared a Victorian reporter once exclaimed "Is Spike Island even in a Christian land"?  We visit buildings like the 1850s Punishment block with its tiny solitary cells which were built with the sole purpose of punishing Ireland's penal classes. Then it is on to the former children's prison which holds many memories from its former use, and your tour also includes visits to areas that are off limits to our regular day tours such as our abandoned prison with its menancing presense.

There are no forced scares or dressed up actors.  Spike After Dark offers an honest re-telling of the extraordinary stories that make Spike Island a truly unique location in Irish history and heritage. Join the best storytellers in Ireland for an evening of incredible tales about a unique place in an ancient land.

Many have been, many remain, but will you escape from Fortress Spike?

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"Walk an abandoned prison, sit in a solitary cell, experience a place of Punishment, once called Irelands hell"...  SPIKE ISLAND AFTER DARK RETURNS...

Join Irelands best storytellers for a night of history, mystery and intrigue on a tour unlike any other on Irelands Aincient East, that starts and ends with a ferry journey across Cork harbour.  Price includes return ferry, guided tour and free tea/coffee on completion...

Spike Island off the coast of Cobh is a place steeped in history and mystery.  This amazing 104 acre island has accommodated a monastery, fortress and prison in the last 1300 years and today it is dominated by the 24 acre star shaped Fortress Spike, which at one point was the largest convict depot in the world with over 2300 convicts crammed into the Fortress in awful conditions during the 1850's.

Boats depart from Kennedy pier, Cobh and after the short 10 minute ferry ride our storytellers will relay the rich history of the town and share the tales of shipwrecks and intrigue that litter Cork harbour. On arrival to the island we walk past abandoned villages as our storytellers share the darker chapters of Spikes history, an island pockmarked with unmarked mass graves of unfortunate prisoners, victims of a cruel time.

Once we reach Fortress Spike we relay the stories of a prison so feared a Victorian reporter once exclaimed "Is Spike Island even in a Christian land"?  We visit buildings like the 1850s Punishment block with its tiny solitary cells which were built with the sole purpose of punishing Ireland's penal classes. Then it is on to the former children's prison which holds many memories from its former use, and your tour also includes visits to areas that are off limits to our regular day tours such as our abandoned prison with its menancing presense.

There are no forced scares or dressed up actors.  Spike After Dark offers an honest re-telling of the extraordinary stories that make Spike Island a truly unique location in Irish history and heritage. Join the best storytellers in Ireland for an evening of incredible tales about a unique place in an ancient land.

Many have been, many remain, but will you escape from Fortress Spike?

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