Spike Island

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  • Address: Off the coast of Cork, Ireland
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs

Spike Island is located off the coast of Cobh Harbor and is known as the boarding place of the legendary Titanic. Ferry through the pristine Atlantic to the Island while enjoying a panoramic view of the Cobh Harbour behind and the plush green Island ahead. The Island shows monastic settlements dating back to 635 AD.

Highlights Include:

  • Historical Old Fort/ Jail also known as the infamous Purgatory.
  • Guided tour of the island

Tourists love the history of the Island and the guided tour is sure to take you one step closer to its intense past.

Spike Island Travel Tips

  • Contact Michael Martin Tours (Telephone: 087 276 7218 or 021 481 5211) to book ferry tickets.
  • Carry a small picnic to enjoy the serene Island greenery over good food and wine.
  • There are ferry rides to and from the Island and the Cobh Harbour throughout the day but schedule is highly dependant on the tides.
  • Entry is free.

Entrance Ticket Details For Spike Island

The Reduced Ferry Fees Are:

  • €8 per adult
  • €5 per child
  • €20 per family of 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

Combined Ferry Fee and Guided Tour

  • €13.50 per adult
  • €8.50 per child

Spike Island Hours

  • The ferry rides are available only from June to September.

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  • Spike Island Address: Off the coast of Cork, Ireland
  • Spike Island Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Spike Island(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Spike Island: 05:00 Hrs
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  • 40.48% of people who visit Cork include Spike Island in their plan

  • 27.67% of people start their Spike Island visit around 6 PM - 7 PM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Spike Island

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Spike Island

People normally club together Youghal and Blarney Castle while planning their visit to Spike Island.

People also prefer to end their day with Spike Island.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Spike Island Reviews & Ratings

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  • How do I buy tickets for Spike Island and tour BEFORE I arrive. I am from USA & will be on a cruise ship that arrive at Cobhn on 8-1-19?

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    • You will have to visit the official website of Spike Island to buy tickets of the tour. 

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  • HOW FAR IS IT FROM COBH RAIL STATION TO WHERE YOU GET THE FERRY TO SPIIKE ISLAND

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    • Ferries to Spike Island leave from the Kennedy Pier Cobh which is around 500 meters away from the Cobh Rail Station. It is hardly at a 10-minute walking distance. 

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