Blackrock Castle

Local nameBlackrock Castle

Blackrock Castle is a castellated fortification located at Blackrock, about 2 km from the centre of Cork city on the banks of the River Lee in Ireland. Originally developed as a coastal defence fortification in the 16th century to protect upper Cork Harbour and port, the site now houses an observatory, visitor centre and restaurant.

Tags Observation TowerObservatoryCastleMuseumCafé
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Opening hours

Daily: 10 am - 5 pm
(Last admission at 4 pm.)


Adults: €6.50
Students, seniors, children (5-14): €4.50
Children (under 5): free
Family (2+2): €18

More information and contact


Official site




Phone +353 21 432 6120

Address Castle Rd, Blackrock, Co. Cork, Ireland

Coordinates 51°54'0.246" N -8°24'8.831" E

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