• 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

    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

    Engineers Week CPD for Primary Teachers 2020

    Wednesday 12th February 2020, Tuesday 25th February, Wednesday 4th March, Thursday 6th February

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    BCO News & Blog

    Sky Matters – November 2019

    Sky Matters November 2019 - Sky Matters is a monthly newsletter about the night sky, published by CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory.

    Sky Matters – October 2019

    Sky Matters October 2019 - Sky Matters is a monthly newsletter about the night sky, published by CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory.

    Sky Matters – September 2019

    Sky Matters September 2019 - Sky Matters is a monthly newsletter about the night sky, published by CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory.

    Sky Matters – August 2019

    Sky Matters August 2019 - Sky Matters is a monthly newsletter about the night sky, published by CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory.

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