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    Open Thursday to Sunday Inclusive. Pre-booking essential until such time as Covid 19 restrictions can be lifted. Available slots are booking out fast, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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    Open Thursday to Sunday Inclusive. Pre-booking essential until such time as Covid 19 restrictions can be lifted. Available slots are booking out fast, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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    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

    C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

    Comet NEOWISE is now visible in the northern sky - here's where and when to look

    Cork – A City of Culture and Coming Together

    Cork arts and cultural organisations come together, in their homes, to create a love letter to the city to remind people of all of the gems that can be found and what they can expect to enjoy when the COVID-19 restrictions are over.

    NOTICE OF CLOSURE

    UPDATED: Now reopen, from July 9 onwards, Thursdays to Sundays. Prebooked visits only.

    Sky Matters – May 2020

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

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