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Pic 19 2011

AGM 2011 19

Having completed a sweep of the Naval Basin we continue to Spike Island which guards the entrance to Cobh harbour.  At times it has been a fortress, prison, deportation centre, Army barracks and youth detention centre, the latter until 2004. It is now being restored as a tourist centre.  This is the main entrance to Mitchell’s Fort.   Photo: Jim McFaul, May 2011.