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Blackrock Castle Observatory

12 minutes by car or 19 minutes cycling

Blackrock Castle Observatory, the Space for Science, is Cork’s fun and exciting location to learn about the universe. Over 400 years ago the fortification which is now Blackrock Castle was built at the River Lee where the narrowing channel leads to Cork and has been part of the city’s history ever since. 

Today the castle is a science centre and is home to Cosmos At The Castle, an award winning interactive astronomy exhibition which highlights recent scientific discoveries and their implications for life in outer space. Cosmos At The Castle is self guided and has approximately 1 hour of content.

Website: Blackrock Castle Observatory

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