Spike Island

spike island

A major tourism and heritage project is planned for the national monument on Spike Island in Cork Harbour. On completion it is expected that it will attract large numbers of day trippers to see first hand the island buildings and their history over several centuries where they have played host to a monastery, and a military fortress which was later converted into a prison.

To facilitate this new use a series of projects were conceived to upgrade, modernise and develop some of the buildings into museum and interpretive centres and also facilities to accommodate tourists such as bathrooms and café.