Republican Cobh is a relentless exploration of the
various events surrounding the Republican
movement in Cobh. McCarthy is persistent in his
attention to detail as he maps, in the most specific
manner, the course of events surrounding
After fourteen centuries of military and ecclesiastical heritage, 2005 saw the then-Justice Minister Michael McDowell put in place proposals to turn Spike Island into Irelands Alcatraz, through the construction of a 70 million super-prison.