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Spike Island - Irish Tourist Attraction

A REMOTE MONASTERY IN THE CELTIC SEA, A FORTRESS BUILT TO DEFEND AN EMPIRE, AN ISLAND PRISON THAT HELD A NATION, CENTURIES OF IRISH SOCIAL LIFE...  

DISCOVER 1300 YEARS OF IRISH HISTORY AT SPIKE ISLAND CORK, THE ISLAND WHERE IRELAND REMEMBERS. 

Formerly the world's largest prison, today you can explore several museums, exhibitions, scenic island walks, child friendly areas, a cafe and gift shop.  Visit includes ferry, optional guided tour, free map and a downloadable iOS & Android app.

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