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Spike Island

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Address: | Cobh, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 481 1485
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10:15 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:15 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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More interesting than expected

We had a pre-booked group day tour as that's what winter dates allow. Our guide John was really great. Very very knowledgeable about the island and its history. I found that there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
A W
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a pre-booked group day tour as that's what winter dates allow. Our guide John was really great. Very very knowledgeable about the island and its history. I found that there were a lot of different aspects to the island that all had their interesting things about it. Highly recommend visiting.

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Thank A W
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked the Spike Island After Dark tour for something different to do and were not one bit disappointed. The After Dark tour specifically is definitely adult orientated, and although I was tempted to bring my teen with me I was glad I didn't. If you are interested in the paranormal or Irish history this is one not to be... More 

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Thank PrincessKaz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is the best thing I have done in long time. It far surpassed my expectations. Although it is still being developed the personal passion that our tour guide John Flynn showed made it all the more interesting. There wasn't a question unanswered and the mystery of what is still to be discovered has intrigued me. I will be... More 

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Thank Ashling K
County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a family day trip to spike island last summer .Found the day very enjoyable.Boat Trip across to the island takes about 20 mins .There is a guide to meet u at the other side who takes u on a tour of the island . My children were aged 10,9 and 8 and they toreally enjoyed it

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Thank Bernadette3oc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat from Cobh to Spike Island passed haulbowline where we saw 2 seals resting on the shore. The island itself gives a great view of the harbour and the fort is interesting. The council staff were helpful friendly and good for a laugh. It's worth a visit on a warm day.

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Thank Colm M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting! Wasn't expecting to love this but it turned out to be a great day - something for everyone.

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Thank Hilary C
Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much when I stepped onto the ferry to visit Spike Island, maybe just a bit of a walk and a laugh, but from the moment we stepped off the ferry and our tour guide John Flynn starting explaining the history of the Island, I was hypnotized by his devotion to the exploration of the... More 

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Thank Nik M
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group had such a great time on our visit to Spike Island Fortress this weekend. Such and interesting tour, so much more that what I had expected. Our tour guide John Flynn was superb. He made the tour so special. Such a wealth of knowledge. Such passion for his job. Such fun and insight into the history of the... More 

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Thank Annie D
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Spike island and the excellent guide, John Flynn. The island has a huge history and there is great potential there for longer tours. The short ferry trip was most enjoyable and the views of Cobh harbour as we sailed back in the evening were beautiful.

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Thank Porthdafarch
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on the opening weekend of the season and we had a great time. I had been wanting to go for quite some time and was not disappointed. There was so much to see and the walk around the island from place to place was lovely. The staff were lovely very helpful and informative. The history of the... More 

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