Winner of EUROPE'S Leading Tourist Attraction 2017! Spike Island off the coast of Cobh in Cork harbour has over 1300 years of Irish history. From the Island Monastery and Fortress to the World's largest Prison in the 1850s and centuries of island homes. Your journey starts with a ferry ride before Ireland's best storytellers take you on a guided tour of the outer island and Fortress. - Discover over a dozen museums. - Walk our island nature trails, which have seen captains, convicts, sinners and saints. - Free map and APP, guided tour included. - Children’s fortress fairy trail and interactive areas. - Cafe and gift shop on site. Tickets are on sale now! See the website for sailings times. Groups welcome, audio guides in French, German and English available. We look forward to welcoming you to Fortress Spike.