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Cinema Club - Martin Cahill

The infamous 'General' Martin Cahill is the most famous Irish criminal to have ever lived.  During the 1980's and 1990's he was responsible for some of the most daring crimes and robberies not just in Ireland, but in the entire world, as he...

The infamous 'General' Martin Cahill is the most famous Irish criminal to have ever lived.  During the 1980's and 1990's he was responsible for some of the most daring crimes and robberies not just in Ireland, but in the entire world, as he gained international notoriety not just for his crimes but for his cunning. 


Like most of Ireland's notorious criminals he would end up in Spike Island at one point, and on this fascinating tour and movie night you get the chance to watch the movie of his life story, the General, and to see his former cell where he sat fearing execution from the many gangland elements that he had upset along the way.  
Our guides will take you on a guided tour on arrival to give you a feel for our Island Prison and Fortress, which was once so large it held 2300 inmates.   You then get a chance to buy some snacks and then its movie time in our formers children's prison or atmospheric C Block cells, showing 'The General' starring Brendan Gleeson.   After the movie a 1 hour guide tour will rela the life of the General and his time on Spike Island before ending at his former cell.  This included comments from his former prison guards who spoke to him daily.  


Full of interesting stories and insights into one of Ireland's most infamous inmates, this is a night not to be missed with a limited run.  The price included the return ferry jouney, guided tour and access to the abandoned jail which is off limits to the public, where Martin Cahill cell is housed.  Join us, and will you escape from Fortress Spike. 

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  • Cinema Club - Martin Cahill €20.00 + €0.95 booking fee 0 30 max
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The infamous 'General' Martin Cahill is the most famous Irish criminal to have ever lived.  During the 1980's and 1990's he was responsible for some of the most daring crimes and robberies not just in Ireland, but in the entire world, as he gained international notoriety not just for his crimes but for his cunning. 


Like most of Ireland's notorious criminals he would end up in Spike Island at one point, and on this fascinating tour and movie night you get the chance to watch the movie of his life story, the General, and to see his former cell where he sat fearing execution from the many gangland elements that he had upset along the way.  
Our guides will take you on a guided tour on arrival to give you a feel for our Island Prison and Fortress, which was once so large it held 2300 inmates.   You then get a chance to buy some snacks and then its movie time in our formers children's prison or atmospheric C Block cells, showing 'The General' starring Brendan Gleeson.   After the movie a 1 hour guide tour will rela the life of the General and his time on Spike Island before ending at his former cell.  This included comments from his former prison guards who spoke to him daily.  


Full of interesting stories and insights into one of Ireland's most infamous inmates, this is a night not to be missed with a limited run.  The price included the return ferry jouney, guided tour and access to the abandoned jail which is off limits to the public, where Martin Cahill cell is housed.  Join us, and will you escape from Fortress Spike. 

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