A series of events has been initiated by Cork County Council to run on Spike Island from July to September this year. People will have the opportunity to visit the magnificent and historical Spike Island and enjoy the fabulous entertainment that is provided.Transport is by boat and tickets are limited so make sure to get in early to avoid disappointment.
16th and 17th of July – As part of the Spike Island Walking Tours this weekend watch The Pards – the military reenactment group, reenact moments of the American Civil War. Boats leave Kennedy Pier in Cobh Saturday and Sunday 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Bookings can be made at usual Spike Island Walking Tour outlets.
* 24th July – Damhsafest – Folk dance groups from some of the most diverse cultures throughout Europe and the world running from 3 pm until 5pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy the entertainment. Boats leave Kennedy Wharf in Cobh at 12 pm for a limited time.
* 7th August – ‘Live on Spike’ – Featuring Music from The Frank and Walters, Ken Cotter and Mark Slade and other well-known Cork Artists. Bring a Picnic. Boats leave Kennedy Wharf in Cobh at 11.30 am for a limited time.
20th and 21st of August – The Pards: This military reenactment group is back with reinforcements and again will be part of The Spike Island Walking Tours. The Spike Island Walking Tours leave Kennedy Pier in Cobh Saturday and Sunday 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Bookings can be made at usual Spike Island Walking Tour outlets.
* 10th September–Cork Harbour Open Day. A family day out on Spike Island to mark the beginning of ‘DISCOVER SPIKE ISLAND WEEK’. Entertainment will be available for the whole family including performances from some of Corks best musicians. Boats leave Kennedy Wharf in Cobh at 11 am for a limited time.
* Boat trips for the free events are €10 per adult and €5 per child, or a family ticket is €25. Tickets available from the Kiosk on Kennedy Wharf in Cobh or Cobh Heritage Centre – The Queenstown Story. The Spike Island Walking Tours are not included in these prices.