Saturday, June 25, 2011

New schedule for Michael Martin’s Spike Island tours

Michael Martin’s hugely successful guided walking tours of Spike Island will operate on a daily basis from Monday, 27th June, departing at 2 p.m. from Kennedy Pier. This is a new arrangement in addition to the current weekend tours on Saturday’s and Sunday’s.
The Spike Island guided walking tours commenced last summer and Michael Martin has bought this new heritage attraction to the fore of Trip Advisor in a very short time. Now ranking #2 of 64 attractions in Cork.

Here are some testimonials on Michael Martin’s unique Spike Island Tour.
“The tour guide’s (Michael Martin) enthusiasm and passion alone make this a worthwhile trip”
“Not to be missed – a ‘must do’ if in Cobh – very interesting”
“Tour of Spike Island with Michael Martin must be on your list of things to do.”
“Historic, poignant fort, prison and island”
“Very fun tour!..  Fairly priced and very informative.”
“Excellent! Not to be missed”
Tours may be subject to change, due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Information available by contacting:
(+353 ) 021 4815211 / 087 2767218

The Cobh Heritage Centre will also start operating tours of the island from today, 25th June at 12 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tel. 021 4813591

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spike Island Guided Tour information for May

Guided walking tours of Spike Island are resuming this weekend, Saturday, the 30th April. Tours will take place this Saturday 30th April, Sunday 1st May, and Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May. Departing from Kennedy Pier in Cobh at 2 p.m.
(Google map location here)
Boats moored by Kennedy Pier in Cobh


The  schedule for May is as follows:
Tours will take place every weekend on Saturday's and Sunday's departing from Kennedy Pier at 2 p.m.
The naval gun on Spike Island
Spike Island from above

With sufficient numbers, private tours may be booked by contacting Michael Martin:
From Overseas +353 21 4815211 From Ireland 021 4815211


Or contact Marine Transport: Tel.4811485 or 4815211
Email: spikeislandguidedwalkingtours@gmail.com

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Monday, November 15, 2010

Spike Island ranks even higher again!

As the season has drawn to a close, the rankings for Spike Island reached an amazing number 3 on Trip Advisor for the best activities in Cork. 
For the winter months,   tours to Spike island will operate for group bookings only.
Group inquiries +353 87 276 7218 or +353 21 4811485

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

A video tour of Spike Island

This video is a taster of the fascinating tour of Spike Island and Fort Mitchel in Cork harbour with Michael Martin.
  Video and  images © Margot Dwyer  Mulcahy
  The music is  accredited to Rickvanman's:
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