Spike Island Launch New Immersive Adventure

Michael Guerin

We are delighted to launch our new immersive experience on Spike Island. Often referred to as Ireland's Alcatraz, this is a fascinating location steeped in over 1300 years of rich history. On this 15-scene tour, visitors will meet some of the island’s former occupants who come alive to relive their stories including the founding monk, Saint Mochuda, Eamon DeValera, Winston Churchill, the British military, famine-era prisoners, and many more!

Our unique location-based augmented reality technology is used to transform the visitor experience into a truly immersive and engaging adventure. The interactive nature of the stories make this experience suitable for everyone including families and the seasoned explorer.

We have partnered with Marie Toft, award winning TV producer with RTE - Creedon's Wild Atlantic Way, Creedon's Epic East, CEO of Emotionise AI - who said:

"Finding the emotional hook and engaging people emotionally is what I specialise in. When I met Michael first, he mentioned that it had been notoriously difficult to do this in Augmented Reality. So I was really keen to take up the challenge. The wealth of history, endeavour and tragedy that has taken place on Spike Island over a thousand years gave me huge opportunities.
It was a privilege to give voice to all of the characters, especially the prisoners, most of whom lived and died tragically. I live in Crosshaven and I see Spike Island every day so it was wonderful to be part of the team to bring it all to life."

The experience is available now on the Imvizar app on the App Store and Play Store!