OPEN WEEKENDS - BOATS 12pm & 2pm minimum. Advance book here

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SPIKE ISLAND AFTER DARK RETURNS! Walk an abandoned prison

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SPIKE ISLAND CINEMA CLUB - various screenings

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Archeologist for a Day (Coming 2017)

Book a day with a difference that no child will forget!

Groups of 6 to 20 can book onto our archaeologist for a day tour, which brings to life the world of archaeology during our hands on, instructor led, age appropriate day tour.

Start with an exciting and scenic ferry ride from Cobh and enjoy a fully guided tour of our facility, so that you understand the history and context of Spike Island.

In the last 1300 years Spike has been an island monastery, prison, fortress and home, so there are many strands to this amazing island.

Then after you tour its time to dive into the world of an archaeologist. Learn about the tools of the trade and how to become an archaeologist in our outdoor and indoor classroom settings.

Walk with us to the convicts graveyard where we discuss how human remains and other finds can teach us more about how people lived.

Then it's on to our purpose-built archaeology pit, where you can learn how to dig carefully for and properly catalog the treasures you find.

Each attendee receives a certificate and our fully qualified staff will tailor the tour to the age group.

Its the ultimate day out for any budding Indianan Jones aged 4-15.

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