Spike Island: The Irish ‘Alcatraz’ that has a sense of escape

Spike Island, branded ‘Ireland’s Alcatraz’ has become one of Ireland’s most successful visitor attractions. The island of 103 acres (42 hectares) usurped some of the biggest sites in global tourism by being named Europe's latest tourist attraction in 2017 - assigned the accolade at the World Travel Awards 2017 in St Petersburg, Russia.


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