Visiting BCO

Everything you need to plan your family, group or individual trip to CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory. Situated in an historic 16th century castle and nestled in the River Lee Harbour, BCO makes a fantastic destination for a great day out filled with science, cosmos and history!

Tickets & Admission

Opening hours and ticket prices for families and individuals visiting the BCO.

Getting Here

Directions, maps, bus and car parking information for visitors.

The Castle Café

From gourmet coffee and quick snacks to stellar lunches and dinners. Open seven days a week from 9am through dinner.

Sky Shop

Out of this world souvenirs and gifts for all ages! Fun, amazing and educational books, toys and games.

Evening/Group Admission

Group information and evening admission for group tours.

School Groups

Visit "Cosmos at the Castle" an inspirational centre for scientific research, outreach and communication.

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