Blackrock Observatory in Cork City

In a collaboration between the Cork Institute of Technology and Cork City Council, Blackrock Castle was re-opened to the public in November 2007 as CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory.  It promotes science, engineering and technology, conntinuing to bring science education back down to Earth, making it accessible for all.

Situated just 20 minutes drive from the Ambassador Hotel Cork City, Blackrock Observatory has everything you need to plan your family, group or individual trip. In an historic 16th century castle and nestled in the River Lee Harbour, BCO makes a fantastic destination for a great day out filled with science, cosmos and history!

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm

Sat-Sun & Bank Hol 11am - 5pm

Ticket Prices

Adults: €6.50

Students, Seniors and Children (5-14 years): €4.50

Family (2 Adults, 2 Children): €18

Groups (10 and more) €5.50

Children under 5 are free with families

Why not stay at the Ambassador Hotel centrally located in Cork City.

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