• Click & Collect - Or Just Drop By!

    Blackrock Castle Observatory Gift Shop Open Every Day, 9am – 5pm until December 23rd

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  • Click & Collect - Or Just Drop By!

    Blackrock Castle Observatory Gift Shop Open Every Day, 9am – 5pm until December 23rd Wednesday – Saturday 9am – 2pm

    BCO shop link

    Blackrock Castle is closed on the following dates: Thursday, 24th December, 2020, Friday, 25th December, 2020, Saturday, 26th December, 2020, Friday, 1st January, 2021

    Featured Exhibits

    Journeys of Exploration

    Housed in an iconic Cork landmark dating back to 1582, a visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory includes entry to Journeys of Exploration.

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    Cosmos at the Castle

    Learn about the Universe, extreme life forms on Earth and life in outer space!

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    Daily Schedule

    Plan your visit with an up to date list of the times of activities, tours and events at Blackrock Castle.

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    Upcoming Events

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    BCO News & Blog

    Talking Heads Image Wins SFI Research Image of The Year 2020

    An image produced by a team of researchers from BCO, CAPPA and CIT has won Science Foundation Ireland's Research Image of The Year Award 2020.

    Ireland’s first ever ‘Space Region’ established as academics in CIT and WIT join forces

    TWO world-renowned research teams with expertise in areas such as cybersecurity, telecommunications, quantum communications and more have joined forces to establish Ireland’s first ever ‘Space Region’ and ‘boldly go where no one has ever gone before’.

    Sky Matters – November 2020

    Sky Matters November 2020 - Sky Matters is a monthly newsletter about the night sky, published by CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory.

    Sky Matters – September 2020

    Sky Matters September 2020 - Sky Matters is a monthly newsletter about the night sky, published by CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory.

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