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How to get here

Spike Island is reached by ferry from Kennedy pier, Cobh.

Heritage town Cobh is just 24 minutes by train or 25 minutes by car from Cork city centre.

Parking is recommended at the Five Foot Way (15 minute walk) or Cobh Cathderal car park (15 minute walk).

Allow at least 20 minutes to park and walk to the ferry. The ferry must leave on time and cannot wait, there are no refunds for late arrivals.

Cafe and toilet facilities located on the island. Allow up to 3.5 hours per visit. Longer / shorter visits on request.

For groups of 15 or more, phone (021) 237 3455 to secure space, group rates available, or email admin@spikeislandcork.ie

For bus from Cork city - Cobh see Cobh Connect 

Booking a hotel in Cork?  Use Hotels Combined for your next visit.

Travelling from Dublin?  Why not take a great guided experience with Tour Destinations Ireland or if making your own way from Dublin use Expressway

How to get here by train

You can travel to Cobh by train from Kent Station in Cork City.

Trains presently depart Kent Station, Cork City every hour, on the hour.

Trains presently return from Cobh train Station every hour on the half hour.

The train takes 24 minutes stopping at Little island, Glounthaune, Fota and then Cobh.

For up to date train info see Irish Rail for more detail before you travel.

To walk to ferry depature point, exit the train station and turn right.  Walk down Westbourne Place with the water on your right, past JFK memorial park and also Titanic Cobh. The Spike Island ticket office and ferry departure point will be on your right, on Kennedy pier.

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  • From McCurtain Street take N8 East, signposted Dublin N25.
  • 3.2 ml – At the roundabout take second exit, straight ahead on N8, signposted Dublin.
  • 0.3 ml - Keep right/stay on N25 signposted Rosslare, Waterford.
  • 4.6 ml – Take exit 3 onto R624, signposted Cobh.
  • 0.3 ml – At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto R624, Cobh.
  • 0.3 ml – At the roundabout take the first exit, left, R624 for Cobh.
  • 1.9 ml – Cross bridge, take right.
  • 4.0 ml – Follow road for Cobh, arrive town centre.
  • From McCurtain Street take N8 East, signposted Dublin N25.
  • 3.2 ml – At the roundabout take second exit, straight ahead on N8, signposted Dublin.
  • 0.3 ml - Keep right/stay on N25 signposted Rosslare, Waterford.
  • 4.6 ml – Take exit 3 onto R624, signposted Cobh.
  • 0.3 ml – At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto R624, Cobh.
  • 0.3 ml – At the roundabout take the first exit, left, R624 for Cobh.
  • 1.9 ml – Cross bridge, take right.
  • 4.0 ml – Follow road for Cobh, arrive town centre.
  • From McCurtain Street take N8 East, signposted Dublin N25.
  • 3.2 ml – At the roundabout take second exit, straight ahead on N8, signposted Dublin.
  • 0.3 ml - Keep right/stay on N25 signposted Rosslare, Waterford.
  • 4.6 ml – Take exit 3 onto R624, signposted Cobh.
  • 0.3 ml – At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto R624, Cobh.
  • 0.3 ml – At the roundabout take the first exit, left, R624 for Cobh.
  • 1.9 ml – Cross bridge, take right.
  • 4.0 ml – Follow road for Cobh, arrive town centre.

Parking

Free parking is available at the Five Foot Way car park by the Cobh Heritage Centre, which is one kilometer from Cobh centre.

Location: GPS - N 51.84697, W 8.30809 N 51°50'49", W 8°18'29" or Google Maps

Free Parking is also available at the car park on the north side of Cobh Cathedral, which is a 15 minute walk to Kennedy Pier, Cobh.  

Location:  Google Maps

Parking in Cobh centre is currently limited to 3 hours.

Please note - parking is NOT allowed on Kennedy Pier.

FERRY

Spike Island can only be reached by ferry. The ferry to Spike Island departs from Kennedy pier, which is right in the town centre next to Titanic Cobh.

Ferry journey is just 10 - 17 minutes each way.

Tickets can be bought at the kiosk but advance booking online is highly recommended as boats do sell out. Advance tickets available HERE

Pre-booking online is highly recommended during peak season/weekends as boat places are strictly limited. Call (021) 237 3455 for any queries.

PRICE FOR FERRY AND FORT EXPERIENCE

  • Adult€20.00

  • Child€11.00

  • Family (2 adults & 2 child under 12)€49.00

  • Group (contact us)€16.00

  • OAP/Student€17.00

Further Information

 

OPEN 363 DAYS A YEAR TO PRE-BOOKED GROUPS OF 15 OR MORE – CALL TO BOOK.

CLICK BOOK NOW TO SEE LIVE SCHEDULE – ADVANCE BOOKING RECOMMENDED.

 

2020 Schedule

 

Open to pre-booked groups 363 days a year, contact us on 021-2373455 or admin@spikeislandcork.ie for more info or to book.

We are always keen to support schools in their efforts.

2020 Public Sailings
Date Time Days Open
Febuary / March Boats 12pm & 1pm

Weekends & half terms

April

Boats 12pm and 2pm weekends and half terms

1pm midweek - return at 4pm

7 Days

 

May 12pm and 2pm 7 Days
June / July / August Boats 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm (minimum) 7 Days
September Boats 12pm and 2pm 7 Days
October

Boats 12pm and 1pm weekends and half terms

1pm midweek - return at 4pm

7 Days
November Boats 12pm and 1pm Weekends & half terms
December / January Pre-booked groups only Contact Us
School Holidays / Mid Terms Open additional days  www.spikeislandcork.ie