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Spike Island
In 1846 Spike Island was the location of a British garrison that guarded
the entrance to Cork Harbour. It was here that John Mitchell, patriot, poet
and writer was held in 1848 and where he wrotehis classic "Jail Journal"
before being transported to Australia.

Escape from Spike

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View beyond to Roche's Point (below)
Roches Point is on the left and Fort Camden is on the right of the
harbour entrance

Fort Mitchel Prison



View of Cork Harbour from the Black Railings on the Lake Road,overlooking Irish Steel (later Irish ISPAT) on Haulbowline.
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