A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Nowadays, the sounds that predominate on Hop Island, Cork, are horses’ hooves but in the mid-18th century it was more likely to have been the sounds of Bach or Mozart.
Mon, 19 Nov, 2018
Spike Island is expected to get more than 50,000 visitors this year, up 20% on 2017, and plans are in place to bolster numbers by creating further attractions.
Thu, 12 Jul, 2018
Cork County Council warns it’s “a long way” from breaking even on money it has invested in Spike Island, even though the island has won a number of international tourism awards.
Wed, 27 Jun, 2018
This week I’m focusing on summer active days. I’m sharing my top days out plus my all-time favourite breakfast, overnight oats.
Sat, 09 Jun, 2018
The ‘company’ of Cork is in much better shape that it has been for years, writes
Wed, 13 Dec, 2017
With 1,300 years of history, Ireland’s ‘Alcatraz’ has been named Europe’s No 1 tourist attraction, writes
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
The Spike Island visitor attraction has rejected suggestions it has cynically exploited its link to Little Nellie, the “unofficial patron saint of Cork”.
Tue, 29 Aug, 2017
The Spike Island visitor attraction in Cork Harbour plans to introduce a second ferry to more than double passenger capacity in a bid to cope with surging visitor numbers.
Mon, 08 May, 2017
A special commemoration will take place in Cobh tomorrow to mark 105 years to the day since the ill-fated liner Titanic set sail from her last port of call.
Sat, 08 Apr, 2017
A new, permanent exhibition will open at the end of this month on Spike Island to commemorate the crew of the gun-running ship, the Aud.
Fri, 06 Jan, 2017
Fri, 30 Dec, 2016
Plans have been drawn up for a €6.25m second phase of development at Spike Island in Cork harbour which, it is hoped, will drive visitor numbers there to 100,000 per year by 2020.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2016
A new book on Spike Island reveals, in the Victorian era, it was the biggest prison in the whole of Ireland and the British Isles.
Mon, 09 May, 2016
Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin teamed up yesterday against the proposed location of an incinerator in Cork Harbour, claiming such a plan would cause irreparable damage to the area.
Tue, 26 Apr, 2016
Sat, 16 Jan, 2016
Cork camogie star Katrina Mackey grimaces when she recalls the squad’s overnight bonding session on Spike Island this summer.
Wed, 09 Sep, 2015
“I was surprised at the ferocity of the attacks. There were no serious offenders in the prison, they were mainly joyriders. It was really sudden, out of the blue. Mob rule just took over.”
Wed, 02 Sep, 2015
The minister driving the €1bn re-invention of Cork Harbour as a tourism, research, and innovation hub says waste firm Indaver faces a “real challenge” to convince him and the public of the merits of an incinerator in the area.
Tue, 19 May, 2015
Given the early success of the Wild Atlantic Way in promoting our natural tourism assets, is there an argument to develop a similar template around a concept to promote the Historic Cork Harbour?
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
An Bord Pleanála has approved an ambitious €40m remediation plan to transform one of the State’s worst environmental disaster zones into a large public park.
Wed, 07 May, 2014
Fáilte Ireland last night sanctioned €2.5m towards the start-up of the Spike Island tourism project.
Thu, 24 Oct, 2013
Archaeologists have identified for the first time the full extent of a convicts’ mass grave on what was once a notorious concentration camp-style prison in Cork harbour.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013
Despite being in the Dáil til after midnight as the abortion debate rumbled on, a bright-eyed Taoiseach found himself within hours riding the high seas in a powerboat on Cork harbour on one of the most beautiful days of the summer.
Fri, 12 Jul, 2013
Juvenile crime is on the increase, so it was backward to close Spike Island prison.
Mon, 20 May, 2013
Up to €35m annually and around 190 jobs could be generated from Cork County Council’s plan to transform Spike Island into a tourist attraction
Wed, 14 Nov, 2012
Tangan house would suit those on the hunt for a holiday home, Tommy Barker reports
Sat, 07 Jul, 2012
A masterplan to redevelop Spike Island into an attraction comparable to Alcatraz will be unveiled this week.
Mon, 20 Feb, 2012
A SPECIAL ferry will be leaving Cork city from Penrose Quay for the Live On Spike concert on Saturday next at 9.30am
Wed, 31 Aug, 2011
FOUR days of dancing got under way today with the opening of the annual Damhsa Fest, Cork’s international folk dance festival.
Thu, 21 Jul, 2011
SPIKE ISLAND cast a dark shadow over the life of Patrick Tierney, alias Edward O’Connor.
Thu, 14 Apr, 2011
A music promoter who sought to host a concert on Spike Island had to scrap the idea because of access difficulties.
Wed, 30 Mar, 2011
CORK County Council is seeking tenders for a master plan to develop Spike Island as an Alcatraz-type tourist attraction.
Mon, 14 Mar, 2011
THERE should be a border crossing at Belvelly Bridge because going to Cobh is like entering another country — and another time.
Sat, 04 Dec, 2010
A ceremony will take place on Spike Island later today to mark its formal handover from the Prison Service to Cork County Council.
Sun, 11 Jul, 2010
A MAJOR price lop in just a year may bring new occupants now to 8 The Terrace, Currabinny in Cork harbour.
Sat, 15 May, 2010
Fine Gael claims overcrowding at Cork Prison is leading to hundreds of inmates being freed before they complete their sentence.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2007
THERE was outrage yesterday after it emerged 470 inmates were released early from Cork Prison last year because of overcrowding.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2007
THE Public Accounts Committee will be asked to investigate the knock-down sale of a prison kitchen to a private company following the prison’s closure.
Wed, 03 Jan, 2007
THE Defence Forces camp at Kilworth, Co Cork, is being considered as a possible location for the new €70 million prison for the Munster area, the Irish Examiner has learned.
Thu, 23 Nov, 2006
THE Justice Minister confirmed yesterday that he is pressing ahead with plans to build a super-prison for Munster on Spike Island.
Thu, 09 Nov, 2006
THE Irish Prison Service has blocked top academics from visiting Spike Island ahead of a conference on its tourism potential organised by those fighting the government’s super-prison plans for the island.
Fri, 13 Oct, 2006
PRISONERS in Mountjoy have signed a petition to complain about conditions in the jail which they hope to pass on to prison authorities.
Tue, 08 Aug, 2006