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.

Hotel Near Blackrock Castle Observatory

Clayton Hotel Silver Springs is a short 15 minute drive from the observatory.

Blackrock Castle Observatory


Blackrock, Cork
+353 21 432 6120

Blackrock Castle Observatory

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

clayton hotel cork city

Clayton Hotel Cork City

Cork’s premier 4-star hotel overlooking the River Lee and facing the inspired architecture of City Hall.

Blackrock Castle Observatory


Blackrock, Cork

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