History

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

By |2018-04-27T13:06:19+00:00April 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 [...]

History and Heritage in Dublin

By |2014-05-01T11:02:04+00:00March 25th, 2008|Categories: Attractions|Tags: , , , , |

In a country such as Ireland, with such a rich and impressive history, it is easy to understand why such efforts are underway to both preserve and promote the heritage of the country. Ireland’s story dates back to the prehistoric, with rich archaeological deposits found all over the country. Visitors to Dublin are in a prime [...]