Date: September 1-May 31
Spring Tour Times*
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays at 1.30 and 3.30 only
*Please note these tours bring you to the only areas that still exist as a castle & capacity is limited
Outside of the castle tour our interactive science exhibition Cosmos at Castle is self-guided and has approximately 1hr worth of content
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. The fort allowed a safe passage for friendly ships and warded off invaders; today CIT Blackrock Castle is a research observatory, science centre & watch tower of the skies.
Join us on ‘behind the scenes’ tours of the Castle’s tower and dungeon where a local guide will take you on a trip back through the colourful history of Blackrock, Cork or into the future of blazars, quasars and the BCO Planet Search Programme.Tours include the lower roof and the dungeon, a National Monument.
Tours are included in the admission to Cosmos at the Castle
Private, school, group and corporate tours can be arranged on application.