Spike Island named in top 5 attractions in Ireland’s Ancient East


Spike Island Cork was one of two Cork sites to place in the top 5 attractions in Ireland’s Ancient East at the Irish Tourism Awards 2019, held in Dublin’s Clayton Burlington hotel on Friday 1st February. The island attraction joined Jameson Distillery Mildleton in the top 5 of an extremely competitive field that included the Waterford Greenway, Castlecomer Discovery Park and the House of Waterford Crystal. The number one spot for the region went to House of Waterford Crystal, whose updated visitors experience in 2015 is now welcoming over 200.000 visitors annually. The industry awards are the highest tourism accolade in the country and are held every 2 years, with this the first year that sites have been separated into the Failte Ireland tourism brands the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East.

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