• Explore BCO's Universe

    Exciting interactive exhibits and activities await at BCO, from exploring space and alien lifeforms to the Castle's battlements, gunnery and rich maritime history.

    Exhibits & Tickets

  • Discover & Learn at BCO

    From school tours including castle visits as Gaeilge to workshops for all ages, a class trip to BCO educates and entertains through hands-on discovery.

    School Tours & Workshops

    Blackrock Castle is closed on Friday, 19th October, 2018 (14:00-17:00) Details

    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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    BCO News & Blog

    Ireland to Join the European Southern Observatory

    Ireland joins European Southern Observatory

    Sky Matters – September 2018

    Sky Matters - A monthly Newsletter from CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory about the night sky.

    Sky Matters – August 2018

    Sky Matters, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory's monthly newsletter about the Night Sky

    Sky Matters – July 2018

    Sky Matters: A guide to the night sky - July 2018

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