How many meetings have you had that start with a scenic ferry journey or exhilarating speed boat ride and take place within a Fortress on a former prison island? Escape the noise of the mainland with a trip to Spike Island, situated just 10 minute ferry journey from Cobh town which is 25 minutes from Cork city. Set in the worlds 2nd largest natural harbour this scenic island was once home to a monastery and Island Fortress, but it is most famous as 'Ireland's Alcatraz', the island prison built to defend an empire that became the largest prison in the world.
Today the island is a beautiful, scenic and exciting break from the mainland where visitors can enjoy all the usual benefits of meeting and conference room hire, but with the added appeal of tours and activities. Our guides are on hand to give your group a fully guided tour of our prison cells, deep tunnels and museums and exhibitions, and there is always time for our beautiful island walks.
For those looking for some excitement and teambuilding opportunities we have excellent island activities to stimulate your group. We can offer corporate teambuilding games that encourage teamwork, creative thinking and build relationships, and for the more adventurous we offer an obstacle course in our activity center that will push any team through its paces and leave them ready to take on the world.
We also offer a fantastic 1 hour sea safari with our partner, Ocean Escapes, that can include sea caves, beautiful coastline and amazing natural wildlife. Taking up to 26 people at a time in their two ribs, this 1 hour activity can be run concurrently to give all of your group an unforgettable experience. See their video for an idea of just how amazing an experience your 1 hour safari can be. Ocean Escapes & Spike Island
If you are looking for a coroporate away day, meeting room hire or adventure activities with a difference, then we look forward to welcoming you to Fortress Spike Island!
ISLAND ESCAPE - ALLOW 3.5 HOURS.
Return Ferry journey, guided tour and time to self explore - From €16 pp
ISLAND ADVENTURE - ALLOW 3.5 - 4.5 HOURS
Return Ferry journey, guided tour, time to self explore and team building activities - from €22 pp
ISLAND ADVENTURE WITH SEA SAFARI - ALLOW 3.5 - 4.5 HOURS
Return Ferry journey, guided tour and time to self explore, with team building activities and speed boat sea safari - from €49 pp
ISLAND MEETING ROOM HIRE - 3.5 HOURS TO ALL DAY
Return ferry journey, guided tour, meeting room hire, time to self explore - from €25 pp
With teambuilding activities - From €30 pp
With Sea Safari - From - €49 pp
Our recently refurbished meeting room have all the modern conference facilities you would expect and can seat up to 22 guests for a round table meeting, 18 in a classroom layout and 17 for a traditional U shape training format.
Room hire price includes Includes: Return ferry journey from Cobh, guided tour of Fortress, room hire, standard U shape layout, projector and screen, flipchart easel and 1 pad, pens and paper, water, WIFI, break out areas, dedicated staff member.
CAFE AND HOT FOOD
Hot and cold food can be provided in our purpose built cafe, 90 seater cafe. Purchases can be prebooked in advance at the following rates:
Tea/Coffee and biscuits per break - €3.00 pp
Tea/Coffee and Scones per break- €4.50 pp
All day tea/coffee/biscuit service - €5.50 pp
Soup/sandwiches: From €7.00 pp
Hot Lunch - From €9.00 pp
Contact us for detailed options.
Our beautiful island has 104 acres of unspoilt landscape, with incredible views of Cork Harbour and Cobh.
There are also the Victorian prison cells, high Fort walls, long military tunnels, modern prison cells, unique island landscape and more.
Contact us to learn about the options for a truly unique filming location.