Best museums and sites in Ireland? January 1, 2017Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
New Year, new resolution to get to more museums and sites on the island. I’m very tempted to say Spike Island which I got to this year. There’s just so much and a great café that isn’t too pricey. There’s naval gun emplacements, a network of corridors and rooms in the walls of the fortress, some exhibits from the riots in the 1980s when Spike Island was used to hold juvenile offenders, exhibits from earlier in its history when amongst other things it was used as a staging post for Fenians being deported, a great boat ride across which brings one very close to Haulbowline – the Irish naval service base, and more. It’s also bee well funded and looks great. I was there on a freezing day but it didn’t matter. The sheer scale of the place was almost enough in itself.
Any other suggestions North, South, East, West?