Spike Island

How Cork’s Spike Island went from Ireland’s Hell to Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction

By | 2018-04-27T13:06:19+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Attractions, Ireland's Ancient East, Munster, Museums, Spike Island, Touring Ireland|Tags: , , , , , |

Of all the profound changes Cork’s Spike Island has undergone during its recorded 1,300-year history, perhaps the most significant is that all those who go there now do so willingly. For a time, it was the largest prison on earth - housing 2,300 inmates - and a venue for the most squalid, inhumane internment imaginable. Enveloped [...]