This great day tour combines a visit to Spike Island, Titanic pier in Cobh Co.Cork and Rock of Cashel or Blarney Stone.
The story of Spike Island off the coast of Cobh has been the story of Ireland. From the 6th century monastery built by St. Mochuda, to the 18th century British fortress built to defend an empire. From the world's largest prison during the famine years of the 1850's to the centuries of island homes to have housed both military and civilian personnel.
You can enjoy a scenic ferry ride across Cork Harbour before enjoying a guided tour of Spike Island. Allow just over 3 hours for the full Spike Island experience.
Cobh Co. Cork Titanic
Titanic's last port of call for one million emigrants, a pier in Cobh, Co. Cork.
Known by locals as "Heartbreak Pier" for an estimated one million emigrants it was their final step in Ireland before they departed for a life in Britain, America and Australia. For most there was little prospect they would ever see Ireland again and countless numbers were said on the fateful spot. Among the emigrants who used the pier were those who sailed on the Titanic. Cobh (Queenstown) was its final stop before New York. 123 passengers were rowed out from the pier to the ship they said was unsinkable. Only 44 would survive the Titanic's fateful collision with an iceberg.
Rock Of Cashel
The Rock Of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster for 700 years prior to the Norman invasion. In 1101 the king of Munster, Muirchertach Ua Briain, donated his fortress on the Rock to the church. It's here at the Rock Of Cashel that St. Patrick baptized the last king of Munster and converted many of the pagans to Christianity. Sitting on top of a hill, the Rock Of Cashel is truly spectacular and can be seen from afar as once approaches the metropolis of Cashel.
Built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy. The castle is now a partial ruin with some accessible rooms and battlements. At the top of the castle lies the stone of Eloquence, better known as the Blarney Stone. Lay back and kiss the magical Blarney Stone and receive the gift of eloquent speech.
|Duration||8 - 10 hrs|
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