Blackrock Castle Observatory

Blackrock Castle Observatory is a 16th century castle with interactive space science exhibits and is Ireland’s only full-time planetarium. Fun for kids, families and science enthusiasts!

Located on the banks of the River Lee, the castle dates back to the 16th century. Back then, it was used as a defence fort to look out over Cork’s upper harbour.

Blackrock Castle Observatory

Blackrock, Cork
+353 21 432 6120
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Blackrock Castle Observatory

Filled with fun and educational things to do for kids, families and science enthusiast!

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Blackrock Castle Observatory

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