Spike Island to feature in new flagship series for Discovery Channel

The Discovery Channel has been filming on Spike Island and will feature it in the first episode of a new flagship series being launched in September called 'Breaking History.'


Intelligence and breakouts further open up history of Spike Island

British intelligence was very good at identifying Republicans who were interned without trial in Spike Island in 1921.


Shivs and Shanks: Exhibition of improvised weapons goes on display on Spike Island

A number of improvised weapons seized by the Irish Prison Service have gone on display at a tourist attraction which was itself once the largest jail in the world.


Spike Island among top five Ireland’s Ancient East attractions

Spike Island in Cork was among two Cork sites to place in the top five attractions in Ireland’s Ancient East at the Irish Tourism Awards, held in Dublin’s Clayton Burlington hotel on Friday last.


Ghostly goings-on at Cork's Spike Island

Do you believe in ghosts? It may be time to reconsider.


Spike Island looks to reach next level with a number of projects planned for 2019

Records of the 1,300 prisoners held on Spike Island, Cork during the War of Independence will form a special new exhibition at the Cork Harbour centre next year.


Spike Island dig uncovers First World War training trench

Archaeologists working on Spike Island have discovered a First World War trench used to train troops heading to France and Gallipoli, foundations of long-gone buildings, and chess and gaming pieces carved from stone by convicts.


Spike Island finishes second only to Machu Picchu at World Travel Awards

Spike Island in Cork has finished second at the World Travel Awards 2017 in Vietnam, second only to Machu Picchu in the ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ category, writes Olivia Kelleher.