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Opening Times

Visit

  • Spike Island is located off the coast of Cobh in beautiful Cork Harbour.
  • Heritage town Cobh is just 24 minutes by train or 25 minutes by car from Cork city centre.
  • Ferries depart from Kennedy pier Cobh, which is right in the town centre next to Titanic Cobh.
  • Tickets can be purchased from our kiosk on the pier, but ONLINE BOOKING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • Cafe and toilet facilities located on site.
  • For groups of 15 or more, email admin@spikeislandcork.ie to secure space, group rates available.

Opening Season - Times can and do vary due to tides and tour bookings and are suggested only, click book now to check times daily.

MARCH 18TH: 12pm and 1pm
MARCH 19TH: 12pm and 2pm
APRIL 8th/9th SAT & SUN – 12 and 2pm.
APRIL 15th/16th/17th SAT, SUN & MON - 12pm & 2pm.
APRIL 18th & APRIL 20TH - 12PM FAMILY HALFTERM OFFER SAILING.
APRIL 22ND/23RD SAT & SUN - 12 AND 2PM.
APRIL 29TH AND 30TH – 12 AND 2PM.
MAY 1st AND REST OF MAY – 7 DAYS, 12 AND 2PM.
JUNE 3rd ONWARDS/JULY/AUGUST:  10.15 TO 3PM.
SEPTEMBER:  12PM  AND 2PM DAILY.
OCTOBER: 12 AND 2PM WEEKENDS ONLY.
OCT 30TH - NOVEMBER 5th:  HALF TERM 7 DAYS 12 AND 2PM.
NOVEMBER MONDAY 6th TO MARCH SATURDAY 17TH:  Pre-booked tours only, email admin@spikeislandcork.ie to book.

Train

You can travel by from Kent Station in Cork City.

  • Trains depart Kent Station, Cork City every hour, on the hour.
  • Trains return from Cobh train Station every hour on the half hour.
  • The train stops at Little island, Glounthaune, Fota and then Cobh.
  • To walk to Spike Island ticket, off, walk down Westbourne Place with the water on your right, follow the footpath passing Cobh Park and next Titanic Cobh. Spike Island kiosk and ferry departure on your right, Kennedy pier.

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Car

For Directions, use Eircode (enter in P24 E446 ) or Google maps

From Cork City Centre/West:
From McCurtain Street take N8 East, signposted Dublin N25.
3.2 ml – At the roundabout take second exit, straight ahead on N8, signposted Dublin.
0.3 ml - Keep right/stay on N25 signposted Rosslare, Waterford.
4.6 ml – Take exit 3 onto R624, signposted Cobh.
0.3 ml – At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto R624, Cobh.
0.3 ml – At the roundabout take the first exit, left, R624 for Cobh.
1.9 ml – Cross bridge, take right.
4.0 ml – Follow road for Cobh, arrive town centre.

From North:
Follow M8 signposted Cork.
At tunnel roundabout take first left signposted N25 Waterord.
4.6 ml – Take exit 3 onto R624, signposted Cobh.
0.3 ml – At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto R624, Cobh.
0.3 ml – At the roundabout take the first exit, left, R624 for Cobh.
1.9 ml – Cross bridge, follow road which veers right.
4.0 ml – Follow road for Cobh, arrive town centre.

From Waterford/East:
Join N25 Westbound signposted Cork.
Take exit 3 onto R624, signposted Cobh.
0.3 ml – At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto R624, Cobh.
0.3 ml – At the roundabout take the first exit, left, R624 for Cobh.
1.9 ml – Cross bridge, follow the road which turns right.
4.0 ml – Follow road for Cobh, arrive town centre.

Parking

  • Free Parking is recommended at the car park on the North side of Cobh Cathedral, which is a 10 minute walk to Kennedy Pier, Cobh, next to Titanic Cobh.
    Location: Eircode P24Y319 or Google Maps
  • Free parking is also available further out at the Five Foot Way Car park, which is 1 mile from Cobh centre.
    Location: GPS - N 51.84697, W 8.30809 N 51°50'49", W 8°18'29" or Google Maps
  • Parking in Cobh Centre is currently limited to 3 hours, there are plans to offer an extended parking ticket for Spike Island visitors in 2017.
  • Please note - parking is NOT allowed on Kennedy Pier.

Ferry

  • The ferry to Spike Island departs from Kennedy Pier, Cobh, just past Titanic Cobh.
  • Tickets can be purchased at our kiosk or reduced price tickets can be purchased online at www.spikeislandferry.com.
  • Pre-booking online is highly recommended during peak season/weekends as boat places are strictly limited. Call (085) 851 8818.

2017 Opening times

Opening Season

MARCH 18TH: 12pm and 1pm
MARCH 19TH: 12pm and 2pm
APRIL 8th/9th SAT & SUN – 12 and 2pm.
APRIL 15th/16th/17th SAT, SUN & MON - 12pm & 2pm.
APRIL 18th & APRIL 20TH - 12PM FAMILY HALFTERM OFFER SAILING.
APRIL 22ND/23RD SAT & SUN - 12 AND 2PM.
APRIL 29TH AND 30TH – 12 AND 2PM.
MAY 1st AND REST OF MAY – 7 DAYS, 12 AND 2PM.
JUNE 3rd ONWARDS/JULY/AUGUST: 10.15 TO 3PM.
SEPTEMBER: 12PM AND 2PM DAILY.
OCTOBER: 12 AND 2PM WEEKENDS ONLY.
OCT 30TH - NOVEMBER 5th: HALF TERM 7 DAYS 12 AND 2PM.
NOVEMBER MONDAY 6th TO MARCH SATURDAY 17TH: Pre-booked tours only, email admin@spikeislandcork.ie to book.

Groups of 15 or more may book a ferry any time of the year by going to www.spikeislandferry.com or calling 0214811485.

Price for Ferry and Fort Experience  
Adult €18.00
Child €10.00
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) €45.00

Visitors should allow 3 1/2 hours for the full Fort Experience.

Please note that no dogs, apart from assistance dogs, are allowed on Spike Island.