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SPIKE ISLAND 'CORK HARBOUR FESTIVAL EVENING TOURS'

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Spike Island

Kennedy pier

Cobh

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CELEBRATE CORK HARBOUR FESTIVAL IN THE STAR OF THE HARBOUR!



The story of Spike Island off the coast of Cobh has been a highlight of the story of Cork harbour. From the 6th century monastery built by St Mochuda to the 18th century British Fortress built to defend an empire. From the worlds largest prison druing the famine years of the 1850's to the centuries of island homes that have housed both military and civilian personell. This amazing and beautiful 104 acre island off the coast of Cobh has echoed the demands the demands of the mainland for more than a thousand years, and today the island is in a unique position to retell the story of over 1300 years of Irish penal, military, social and religious history that have shaped Cork harbour.

We will be celebrating the CORK HARBOUR FESTIVAL 2017 from June 03rd to June 11th with a series of excellent evening events. This is your chance to get a deeper understanding of the habour while experiencing Spike at its quietest and most relaxed, as the sun sets on summer days and evening falls on this ancient island.

The evening events will include:

  • A Ferry journey from Kennedy pier Cobh across beautiful Cork harbour.
  • A fully guided tour that focuses on the wider harbour elements, giving the tales of shipwrecks and mysteries of this amazing inlet.
  • Time for a break in our cafe with traditional music.
  • Then its on to our beautiful Mitchel hall to see our brand new exhibtion, Cork Harbour - History and Heritage', which has been commisoned just for the Cork harbour festival period.
  • In the hall we will have a short talk given by respected harbour historians, so all in all this makes for a very special and varied event!

Come and experience 1300 years of the history and mystery that make Cork harbour and Spike Island so special. Ferry spaces stricly liminted and by advance onling booking only. 2 boats will depart each evening and although times will vary, the format and content for the event is the same for all sailings.


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Kennedy pier

Cobh

Ireland

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