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Spike Island- the answer to what?

Peter McVerry

Spike Island- the answer to what?

by Peter McVerry

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Published by Resource publications in Dublin .
Written in English


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Statementby Peter Mc Verry S.J..
The Physical Object
Pagination43p. :
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21435113M

  ANN MASSEY O’REGAN visits Spike Island in Cobh, County Cork, to discover one of Ireland’s most haunted and eeriest landmarks. Spike Island is a name that instantly draws images of intrigue and darkness. Named after a natural phenomenon, this landmark location has borne witness to violence and despair over : Ann Massey.   The site was on a spit of land—between the Itchen and Hamble rivers overlooking Southampton Water—known as Spike Island, a name which Philip Hoare, who grew up nearby, says is shrouded in mystery, although a glance at the map suggests that the area looks like a : Alex Paton.

Spike Island: Portrait of a Police Division by James McClure and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The Stone Roses’ gig at Spike Island in is considered to be one of the most famous gigs the UK has ever seen. Tickets for the concert start from £ and go Author: Elle May Rice.

Spike Island takes second place in category of World Travel Awards Former prison and fort comes in ahead of the Great Wall of China and Mount Kilimanjaro Mon, , Alongside these were a rare exhibition of works by Modernist printer Desmond Jeffery and a temporary studio where Spike Island-based designer Jono Lewarne worked with students from the University of the West of England throughout the day to produce a printed publication. Schedule. 12–5pm: Book and Zine Fair. 1pm: I Am Dora.


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Spike Island- the answer to what? by Peter McVerry Download PDF EPUB FB2

James Howe McClure was a British author and journalist best known for his Kramer and Zondi mysteries set in South Africa. James McClure was born and raised in South Africa and educated in Pietermaritzburg, Natal at Scottsville School (–51), Cowan House (–54), and Maritzburg College (–58)/5(14).

Philip Hoares books include biographies of Stephen Tennant and Noël Coward, the historical studies, Wildes Last Stand, Spike Island, and Englands Lost Eden. His book Leviathan or, The Whale won the BBC Spike Island- the answer to what?

book Johnson Prize for non-fiction. His last book, The Sea Inside, was published in /5. Off the southwest coast of Ireland, Spike Island welcomes boatloads of tourists these days. But in Victorian times, it was an Alcatraz-like prison that many never left.

The co-author of a history of Spike Island prison in Cork, once the biggest in these islands, reveals what he learned about the jail, founded in as a convict : Cal Mccarthy. It is the vivid combination of a penal history to rival Alcatraz (the prison at Spike Island is actually said to be 10 times larger in size) and a long political history to match Robben Island.

Buy Spike Island: The Memory of a Military Hospital REPRINT by Hoare, Philip (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(29). Spike Island (Irish: Inis Píc) is an island of acres (42 ha) in Cork Harbour, Ireland.

Originally the site of a monastic settlement, the island is dominated by an 18th-century star fort named Fort Mitchel. The island's strategic location within the harbour meant it was used at times for defence and as a : County Cork.

The guides are excellent and give a very good tour of the Prison which lasts for about an hour, You are then free to explore the Island which is beaut This heritage centre is well worth a is a great sense of history about the former monastic settlement which became a huge jail and military tour guide Anna was very knowledge /5(K).

A short and scenic ferry ride from Cobh brings visitors to Spike Island, where our storytellers will relay the history that makes Spike Island so special. All School Tours Children of all ages can explore and learn with our age appropriate school tours, starting with a.

The most recent chapter in Spike Island’s history started in when the last prisoners departed the island. The land was handed over to the Cork County Council, who (following some disputes over continued use) invested € million ($ million) in turning Spike Island into a Author: James Hendicott.

The era of saints and scholars during which Spike was described as a Holy Island is set against a later backdrop of famine, disease and death and the dark judicial practice that saw men and boys transported from it to the penal colonies of distant book explores the island through these two very different environments from the Pages: Included in the price of your ticket is a fully guided tour from the ferry to the Fortress, lasting up to 1 ¼ hours.

Our fully trained guides will tell you the story of Spike Island and give you access to areas not normally open to the public. You are then free to explore the other Fortress attractions and surrounding island at your leisure.

A new book has reveal that Spike Island, located in Cork Harbour, was the largest prison in the whole of Ireland and British Isles, during the Victorian era. The book Author: Cathy Hayes. In the last years Spike island has been home to rioters and redcoats, captains and convicts, monks and monasteries and sinners and saints.

Its beautiful acres have housed an Island Monastery, Fortress, Prison and Homes and today the island can be reached by a short and scenic ferry from the heritage town Cobh.

Among other scenes the book takes us into the army barracks at Spike Island, now a tourist attraction. We also learn that Fords car assemblers in Cork was not then a progressive place for women to work/5(8).

Novel Writers at Spike Island: Kit de Waal Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Spike Island was an area of Ponders End that centred around Northampton Road. It had a pub called the Granville and a corner shop where as a child i remember you couldnt touch the sweets.

You had to point out what you wanted and then would be served. Dave Peacock lived there as a child opposite my nan. Spike Island: The Memory of a Military Hospital Philip Hoare pp, Fourth Estate, £ Buy it at a discount at BOL. As the British empire and the Author: Andy Beckett.

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Spike Island, Cork: "Where do you get the ferry?" | Check out 5 answers, plus see 2, reviews, articles, and 1, photos of Spike Island, ranked No.2 on Tripadvisor among attractions in s: K.

Spike Island is located off the coast of Cobh Harbor and is known as the boarding place of the legendary Titanic.

Ferry through the pristine Atlantic to the Island while enjoying a panoramic view of the Cobh Harbour behind and the plush green Island ahead. The Island shows monastic settlements dating back to AD/5.Spike Island may refer to. Australia.

Spike Island (Tasmania) England. Spike Island, Bristol, an area of the English port city of Bristol, adjoining the city centre; Spike Island, Cheshire, an area of Halton; Spike Island (Southampton), the area bounded by the River Itchen and River Hamble in Hampshire Spike Island, former name for Northumberland Heath, LondonMissing: book.Spike Island: The Memory of a Military Hospital Philip Hoare.

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