Spike Island has been named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction by the World Travel Awards 2017. The island was originally a monastery before housing Fort Mitchel and its famous prison, the largest in Britain’s history. Although Spike Island has over 1,300 years of history, it has only been a tourist attraction for the last three years. This highlights Spike Island’s amazing accomplishment at winning Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction, beating famous competitors like the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, and the Colosseum.
Callaghan Engineering were commissioned as the Mechanical and Electrical Design Team for this major tourism and heritage project initiated by Cork County Council. The project involved working closely with the Interpretive/Exhibition Design Team to realise this important historical site’s potential by renovating several buildings into a museum and interpretive centres with authentically retold guided tours, bathrooms, a cafe, and a gift shop. We are proud to be a part of Spike Island’s ongoing history.