The Fortress Prison: the archaeology of Spike Island

The Fortress Prison: the archaeology of Victorian Spike Island, Co. Cork

NMI Public Lecture: Thursday 17 November, 2016




Dr Barra O’Donnabhain, University College Cork, will talk about the Spike Island Archaeological Project which is investigating the archaeology of the Victorian convict depot that operated at Spike Island in Cork harbour from 1847-1883.  The Project explores the material remains of the prison and the triangle of relationships between convicts, their guards and the institution, and pays particular attention to the lived experience of incarceration and the impact of the institution on prisoner health. 


Learn more about the upcoming lecture here at the National Museum of Ireland website.

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