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After Dark Access All Areas!!

Spike Island After Dark's are back! Our guides give you the dark history of our prison island that we cannot tell to day tours.

Now all tours are taken to the areas closed off to our regular vistors. Visit the abndoned jail and walk in the hidden tunnels where gun powder was stored and prisoners held in solitary confinement for over 23 hours a day.

Are you brave enough!!!

Your tour begins with a ferry ride across Cork harbour , before our guides meet you on the island and walk you past abandoned villages and former homes. You'll hear the harrowing history and spooky stories passed down by our former island residents.

Then on we go to Fortress Spike, the Fortress built to defend an empire that became the largest prison in the world in the 1850's. Over 2,300 inmates were crammed into the Fort on any one day, during the harsh famine years. There has never been a bigger prison in Britain or Ireland, before or since. The death rate peaked at 10%, which testifies to the harshness of the conditions. Some 1,300 convicts remain in mass graves on the island, victims of a cruel time.

There are no forced scares or actors, just the all too true stories from a fearsome prison and a unique corner of 'Ireland’s Ancient East'.

  • Spike Island has received the Failte Ireland Covid safety charter.
  • Please have your ticket printed or on display on your phone as tickets cannot be printed on arrival.
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  • After Dark ( Over 16's only )
    After Dark ( Over 16's only )
    €29.00
    + €1.95 booking fee
    0 30 max
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Close After Dark Access All Areas!!

Spike Island After Dark's are back! Our guides give you the dark history of our prison island that we cannot tell to day tours.

Now all tours are taken to the areas closed off to our regular vistors. Visit the abndoned jail and walk in the hidden tunnels where gun powder was stored and prisoners held in solitary confinement for over 23 hours a day.

Are you brave enough!!!

Your tour begins with a ferry ride across Cork harbour , before our guides meet you on the island and walk you past abandoned villages and former homes. You'll hear the harrowing history and spooky stories passed down by our former island residents.

Then on we go to Fortress Spike, the Fortress built to defend an empire that became the largest prison in the world in the 1850's. Over 2,300 inmates were crammed into the Fort on any one day, during the harsh famine years. There has never been a bigger prison in Britain or Ireland, before or since. The death rate peaked at 10%, which testifies to the harshness of the conditions. Some 1,300 convicts remain in mass graves on the island, victims of a cruel time.

There are no forced scares or actors, just the all too true stories from a fearsome prison and a unique corner of 'Ireland’s Ancient East'.

  • Spike Island has received the Failte Ireland Covid safety charter.
  • Please have your ticket printed or on display on your phone as tickets cannot be printed on arrival.