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Spike Island Cobh

What a great experience we had on a day out to spike island ,I have lived in Cobh for the last 48... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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1300 years of history

highly recommend visiting this island!! The history is rich and varied. Little Nellie, after... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Discover Ireland's Captains & Convicts, Rebels and Rioters & Sinners and Saints at Spike Island Cork, voted Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction of 2017! The Island is located off the coast of Cobh in Cork harbour & has over 1300 years of Irish...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great experience we had on a day out to spike island ,I have lived in Cobh for the last 48 years and never new what history was at our door step . From start to finish it was a great few hours spent...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

highly recommend visiting this island!! The history is rich and varied. Little Nellie, after hearing her heart breaking and inspirational story, prepares you for hearing then the dark side of history on the island to do with being a prison 3 different times until 2004....More

Thank Abbey L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been to this area many times on a cruise ships but this is an absolute great place for a day visit.Our guide John G. is as good as they get. With clarity and humor he related the ever changing role that the island...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an excellent trip. Our guide, John G. imparted a huge amount of accurate information, enhanced by his great sense of humour. He answered all questions patiently and did not rush us at any stage. We could easily have spent more time than 3.5...More

Thank ellen20202015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the short boat trip to Spike Island on a sunny day from Cobh Harbor. John G. is an excellent tour guide. With great enthusiasm, he told us the history of the island and many interesting stories. You can easily spend three or four hours...More

Thank DeltaGirl88
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked spike island for a Saturday. Arrived in Cobh and walked to the pick up point, the boat brought us over to the island. We were there for three &half hours. The time flew buy great fun lots to do ,great spot for a...More

Thank alan P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Spike today with my boyfriend ! Had the pleasure of having John G as our tour guide - He so informative and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. There is so much to see on spike island we Almost felt stuck for time....More

Thank skips678
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Totally exceeded expectations! Karl is an absolute legend of a tour guide; very knowledgeable and very helpful. Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat!

Thank kh_dublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on this trip not really sure what to expect. Really enjoyed it and our tour guide was excellent Karl. He had good knowledge, funny and passionate about the trip. Would throughly recommend this.

Thank Connector784596
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couple in our 20s did the tour today. Extremely surprised at how good this tour was. First of all, the boat journey accross was very good, seating inside and outside. Great views of Cobh from the crossing. Karl was our tour guide and he was...More

Thank jasonbowler1
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August 27, 2018|
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Response from dramajoan | Reviewed this property |
No apart from guide dogs.dogs aren’t allowed on island . It’s on this page just above where they mention voucher. It’s on the main spike island website
Alan F
August 7, 2018|
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Response from Eimear R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Alan, tour guide told us yesterday it's because the natural rock on the island was formed in such a way and much higher than sea level in the shape of a spike
Glenda F
July 18, 2018|
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Response from John C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely and no charge for your 2 year old, just reserve a seat when booking. We have child friendly displays, lots of safe open spaces and even a free fairy fortress trail map, which they can pick up in the gift shop and... More