Friday, 23 September 2016

SPIKE ISLAND TO FEATURE ON RTÉ’S BUILDING IRELAND SERIES – SEPT. 30th 2016



"RTÉ TV series BUILDING IRELAND returns for a second series with a fantastic new range of subjects to celebrate Ireland's engineering and architectural heritage. Our launch episode in this exciting six-part series puts a spotlight on the amazing story of Fortress Spike Island! Our expert presenters, an engineer, an architect, and a geographer, celebrate the history and heritage of Spike Island and the town of Cobh. They provide in-depth insights into the construction of the fortress, its conversion into the largest prison in the British Isles, and its relationship with the town of Cobh. Featuring spectacular aerial photography, interviews with specialist historians, and never-before seen archival materials, episode one of BUILDING IRELAND, entitled "FORTRESS SPIKE ISLAND" shows the impact this unique piece of built heritage has had on the region of Cork". The Spike Island episode will air on RTÉ One at 20:30 on Friday the 30th of September. It will feature interviews with a number of Cork County Council personnel including Cal McCarthy, Mona Hallinan and Tom O' Neill. Be sure not to miss it 

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