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# spike-island - Friday 7 September, 2018

Many prisoners on Spike Island may have been from 'black spots of disadvantage'
# Cork
# Cork

Many prisoners on Spike Island may have been from 'black spots of disadvantage'

Sep 7th 2018, 6:01 AM 13,570 Views 8 Comments

Spike Island initially became a convict depot in 1847.

# spike-island - Sunday 1 October, 2017

A former Cork prison has won an award ahead of the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and the Colosseum
# SPIKE ISLAND
# SPIKE ISLAND

A former Cork prison has won an award ahead of the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and the Colosseum

Oct 1st 2017, 8:45 AM 31,572 Views 33 Comments

Over 45,000 visitors were welcomed this year with a target of 100,000 visitors by 2020.

# spike-island - Monday 15 May, 2017

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin
# Mountjoy Prison
# Mountjoy Prison

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin

May 15th 2017, 8:16 PM 13,916 Views 31 Comments

When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.

# spike-island - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Locked up for years for stealing a handkerchief - Delving into Spike Island's dark past
# Ireland's Alcatraz
# Ireland's Alcatraz

Locked up for years for stealing a handkerchief - Delving into Spike Island's dark past

May 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 33,893 Views 47 Comments

The prison was intended only as a temporary response to increased criminality during the famine, but remained open for 36 years.

# spike-island - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

You could be going to 'Ireland's Alcatraz' for your next summer concert
# SPIKE ISLAND
# SPIKE ISLAND

You could be going to 'Ireland's Alcatraz' for your next summer concert

Jul 28th 2015, 2:53 PM 16,979 Views 35 Comments

Cork County Council are to redevelop Spike Island into a tourist attraction and venue.

# spike-island - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Hidden Ireland: A deserted medieval town, Ireland's Alcatraz, and a round tower
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Hidden Ireland: A deserted medieval town, Ireland's Alcatraz, and a round tower

Jun 22nd 2013, 9:15 AM 33,954 Views 24 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman looks at 3 off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Roscommon, Cork and Laois.

# spike-island - Friday 9 November, 2012

Cork council publishes €40m ‘master plan’ for Spike Island tourism
# Ireland's Alcatraz
# Ireland's Alcatraz

Cork council publishes €40m ‘master plan’ for Spike Island tourism

Nov 9th 2012, 7:20 AM 7,569 Views 34 Comments

‘Ireland’s Alcatraz’ would become a major tourist trap and national park under Cork County Council’s new plans.

# spike-island - Monday 18 July, 2011

Rebels to celebrate convicts on Australia Day
# OZ DAY
From The Daily Edge
# OZ DAY

Rebels to celebrate convicts on Australia Day

Jul 18th 2011, 3:51 PM 512 Views 1 Comment

Better late than never – Cobh in Co Cork celebrates Australia Day this Sunday, six months after the event.