About Blackrock Castle
Blackrock Castle is the oldest surviving structure still in use in the city of Cork. This historic castle has served as an Admiralty Court, a lighthouse, a signalling station and a gun battery, defending the river approach to Cork.
In addition to The Castle Café, the Castle currently houses Blackrock Castle Observatory which is well worth a visit if you’d like to find out more about Cork and this unique structure.
It’s not just about the past though as there are kids workshops and camps, activities as well as fun scientific exhibitions to be enjoyed along with the occasional Moon viewing.
If you’d like to find out more, Journeys of Exploration is presented at Blackrock Castle Observatory in association with Failte Ireland, celebrating stories along Ireland’s Ancient East.
Although The Castle Café doesn’t charge an entry fee, there is a ticket fee for Blackrock Castle Observatory exhibitions. Visit us first and get 10% off the price of admission ! More here »