7 days a week May - Sept, weekends and half terms October - April. 360 days a year for groups
From Cork city - Dublin, head east on N25 signposted 'Little Island' from Jack Lynch tunnel, exit for 'Cobh' and follow signs. From Midleton-Waterford, head west on N25, exit Cobh and follow signs.
Discover Captains and Convicts at Europe's Leading Tourist 2017, Spike Island Cork. This historic island has over 1300 years of rich Irish history. Board the ferry, enjoy the guided tour and experience over a dozen museums, exhibitions and island walking trails. Cafe and gift shop on site. The island history has included a 7th century monastery, an enormous 24 acre 1790's fortress, an island prison on 4 occasions including the one time worlds largest prison, and centuries of island homes. Join us to learn our history, your story, at Spike Island Cork.