ITS OFFICIAL! Spike Island Cork has WON at the WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2017, and been crowned EUROPE’S leading tourist attraction 2017!

Congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard on Spike Island, over the years to bring this incredible accolade back to Cork.

Well done, fantastic achievement


So the sun has set on another season, we’ve shut the gates and closed up the tunnels until next year. All of us here would like to say a massive thanks to everyone who helped make this season so successful. So to all the visitors, reenactors, exhibitors, Facebook likers & commenters, Tweeters, and general friends of the fort, thank you very much you really made this season a special one.

Welcome to Camden Fort Meagher

Camden Fort Meagher is internationally recognised as being “One of the finest remaining examples of a classical Coastal Artillery Fort in the world”. For almost 400 years the fort played a key role as a strong strategic position for the defence of Ireland, the west coast of England and Wales. 65% of the fort is located underground in a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers. The fort is a prime location to watch ships passing through Cork Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world. Camden Fort Meagher is in the Ancient East and just 20 minutes from the Wild Atlantic Way.

cccrclogo A Cork County Council project in association with Rescue Camden.

Facebook Posts

We found this old timelapse video of the volunteers clearing out the moat back in 2012...........Jeeny Mac 2012! Time sure does fly 🙂 Anyway, happy #InternationalVolunteerDay from all of us here at the fort ... See MoreSee Less

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Great aerial video of the fort in all its autumnal colours by the lovely people at Magnifly ... See MoreSee Less

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Opening Times

SUNDAYS ONLY for the month of May. Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from June - Mid September. Last Entry is strictly 45 minutes before closing time. Private tours are available for groups of 12 or more by calling us on 085 850 1483 or

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