|View of Cobh through one of the machine gun slits in a pillbox|
|There is a wonderful variety of seabirds present on the island, including this Shag who seemed happy to pose for this picture|
had completely broken down following the French Revolution.
|The fort is protected by a deep ditch covered by machine gun positions in the bunkers|
By 1883 all prisoners had been removed from the island and it reverted to being used as a military base.
|One of the massive 6" guns on the island|
|Block C Mitchell Hall|
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|Something for everyone on the island, nature lovers, birdwatchers, history buffs and ramblers will all enjoy a trip|