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History Documentaries

Spike Island in Cork harbor was a vital naval defense against potential invaders like Napoleon to its transformation into a formidable prison during the 19th century, Spike Island’s narrative unfolds through the exploration of its architectural marvels and the lives shaped within its fortified walls. Unearthing the island’s past through archaeology, the documentary illuminates the stories of its inhabitants, ranging from political prisoners to the destitute, while also celebrating its evolution into a cherished tourist destination. Experience the layers of history that define Spike Island’s enduring significance.

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