Cobh Ramblers are proud to announce Spike Island, Cork Harbour, one of Europe’s leading tourist attractions, as a new club sponsor for the forthcoming 2021 League of Ireland season.
‘This iconic island with 1300 years of history, sitting majestically on our doorstep, is important to us on many levels, as we approach our historic centenary year in 2022. We believe that this will be the start of a great collaboration, which we hope will deliver great benefits for both of us and look forward to work and grow stronger together’ said Sonya O’Connor, of the Cobh Ramblers FC sponsorship committee.
Spike Island will feature on the back of our iconic kit for the 2021 season.
John Crotty, General Manager of Spike Island, had this to say following the announcement,
“Spike Island are extremely excited to announce a partnership with Cobh Ramblers as a sponsor of the first team for the upcoming season. The club has shown tremendous growth over the number of seasons and it is clear there is a great future ahead for the organisation.
Both Cobh Ramblers and Spike Island are two Cobh institutions that contribute significantly to the culture and economy of Cobh and Cork. We look forward to a long term, mutually beneficial partnership and we are very proud to work with the club.”
In the last 1300 years Spike Island has been host to a 7th century Monastery, a 24 acre Fortress, the largest convict depot in the world in Victorian times and centuries of island homes. The island’s rich history has included monks and monasteries, rioters and redcoats, captains and convicts and sinners and saints.
Today the island is dominated by the 200 year old Fort Mitchel, the star shaped Fortress which became a prison holding over 2300 prisoners. It was the largest prison in the world at the time and there has never been a larger prison in Ireland or Britain before or since. A hugely popular tourist attraction in the Cork Harbour area, Spike Island hopes to re-open to tourists in the near future when Covid-19 restrictions permit so.
For more information visit spikeislandcork.ie