The ghosts and paranormal activity of Spike Island…

Spike Island Cork is an unparalleled repository of Irish history. Nowhere else on Irish soil, and very few sites worldwide, can claim the same depth and breadth of historical endeavour. Fewer sites still are fortunate… View Post

The Englishman who loved Ireland – General Charles Vallancey

In 18th century Ireland, Britain was a brutal oppressor. The penal laws of 1695 stripped the native Catholic population of many of their basic rights, from land ownership to voting entitlement. War and famine were… View Post

The missing monastery of Spike Island Cork

Spike Island Cork is famous for its use as a prison and military island, with its first prison appearing as early as the mid-1600’s. Three more jails followed across the next four centuries, one of… View Post

Interview with former resident – Jim O.Connor…

Jim lived on Spike Island in the 1940’s and 1950’s, and has wonderful stories to tell. View Post