Spike Island located of the coast of Cork, close to our hotel near Cobh has hosted a monastery, a fortress and a prison within its 104 acres, all of which have left their mark.
A popular tourist attraction and ones of the things to do and see in Cork, a new phase in Spike Island‘s history began in July 2010 as the State handed control of the Island back over to Cork County Council and by doing so ended two centuries of institutional use.
With the handover, Cork County Council has created a unique visitor experience at this one of Ireland’s most historic landmarks, which is pleased to now offer a special discounted rate and FREE entry to the Island or Fort Mitchel, although it is worth noting that whilst entrance to Spike Island will not incur a charge, there will still be a charge for the ferry that provides access to the Island.
Ferry Charges are currently; €8 per adult and €5 per child and frequency of the Ferry Service from Sunday 14th April, a more regular ferry services will be available, with the ferry departing from Kennedy Pier in Cobh every Sunday during April at 12pm and again at 2pm. Then from May, this service will be increased with the ferry departing on both Saturday and Sunday’s at 12pm and again at 2pm, and then from June, a daily ferry service will be available, and from Saturday 1st June, the ferry departing from Cobh will also stop at Monkstown at 12:15pm.
This year also whilst on the island, visitors will be able to travel without being part of a tour guided group, thus allowing them to enjoy the recently opened walkway around the perimeter of the Fort at the their leisure.
A must visitor attraction when in the area, why not combine your trip to Spike Island with lunch, dinner or afternoon tea at our Cork Hotel, which is ideally placed off the main road from Cork to Cobh en route to or from the ferry to Spike Island. For more information about our Cork Restaurants or to make a reservation with us, contact: +353 (0)21 467 3150 or email: email@example.com