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#Ireland's Alcatraz

# irelands-alcatraz - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Locked up for years for stealing a handkerchief - Delving into Spike Island's dark past
# Ireland's Alcatraz
# Ireland's Alcatraz

Locked up for years for stealing a handkerchief - Delving into Spike Island's dark past

May 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 33,918 Views 47 Comments

The prison was intended only as a temporary response to increased criminality during the famine, but remained open for 36 years.

# irelands-alcatraz - Friday 9 November, 2012

Cork council publishes €40m ‘master plan’ for Spike Island tourism
# Ireland's Alcatraz
# Ireland's Alcatraz

Cork council publishes €40m ‘master plan’ for Spike Island tourism

Nov 9th 2012, 7:20 AM 7,583 Views 34 Comments

‘Ireland’s Alcatraz’ would become a major tourist trap and national park under Cork County Council’s new plans.