Spike Island is reached by ferry from Kennedy pier, Cobh.
Heritage town Cobh is just 24 minutes by train or 25 minutes by car from Cork city center.
Parking is recommended at Five Foot Way (15 minute walk) and Cobh Cathderal (15 minute walk) car parks.
Allow at least 20 minutes to park and walk to the ferry. The ferry must leave on time and cannot wait, there are no refunds for late arrivals.
Cafe and toilet facilities located on site. Allow up to 3.5 hours per visit. Longer / shorter visits on request.
For groups of 15 or more, phone (021) 237 3455 to secure space, group rates available, or email email@example.com
For bus from Cork city - Cobh see Cobh Connect
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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.
For train info see Irish Rail for more detail.
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.Book Train Tickets
Free Parking is recommended at the car park on the North side of Cobh Cathedral, which is a 15 minute walk to Kennedy Pier, Cobh, next to Titanic Cobh.
Location: Google Maps
Free parking is also available further out at the Five Foot Way Car park, which is 1 kilometer 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.
Please note - parking is NOT allowed on Kennedy Pier.
Spike Island can be reached by ferry from Cobh. The ferry to Spike Island departs from Kennedy Pier, Cobh, which is right in the town centre next to Titanic Cobh.
Ferry journey is just 10 - 20 minutes each way.
Tickets can be bought at the kiosk but advance booking online is highly recommended as boats do sell out. Advance tickets available HERE
Pre-booking online is highly recommended during peak season/weekends as boat places are strictly limited. Call (021) 237 3455.
Family (2 adults & 2 child under 12)€49.00
Group (contact us)€16.00
OPEN 363 DAYS A YEAR TO PRE-BOOKED GROUPS OF 15 OR MORE – CALL TO BOOK.
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|Febuary / March||Boats 12pm & 1pm||
Weekends & half terms
Boats 12pm and 2pm weekends and half terms
1pm midweek - return at 4pm
|May||12pm and 2pm||7 Days|
|June / July / August||Boats 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm (minimum)||7 Days|
|September||Boats 12pm and 2pm||7 Days|
Boats 12pm and 1pm weekends and half terms
1pm midweek - return at 4pm
|November||Boats 12pm and 1pm||Weekends & half terms|
|December / January||Pre-booked groups only||Contact Us|
|School Holidays / Mid Terms||Open additional days||www.spikeislandcork.ie|
Went over to Spike Island during the summer. What a great day out, very interesting place, great walks and a big field if you wanted too chill out or if the kids want to play. It has a shop so you can get food and drinks. You could make a whole day out of it, there was more added to it during the year so can't wait to go over again this summer, would highly recommend it.
We had the pleasure & experience of visiting Spike Island on a day trip the journey from Cobh harbour was by ferry, the crew were great giving information & answering questions. Our tour guide was brilliant, an ex navy man himself, spent time with all. He really got across the history of Spike and We will definitely go again.
Great Tour of the Island. My Family and I visited Spike Island (February) and we all found it very interesting. The trip on the ferry accross was great and we were lucky it was a dry day. You would have towrap up though as it is quite cold. We found it very interesting and for history lovers it is a great place to go. The views of Cobh from the Island are magnificent.