Spike Island Development Company

Spike Island Development Company



About Us

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.


The island from above
The buildings at the center of the fortress
Inside one of our dozen musuems
The island walking trails with incredible views to the mainland
The island and Cork harbour seen from the air over Cobh
One of our prison cell blocks waiting to be explored