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Blackrock Castle Observatory

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  • Name: Blackrock Castle Observatory
  • Address: Blackrock Cork
  • Phone Number: 021 435 7924
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A trip to CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory is filled with fun and educational things to do for kids, families, school groups and science enthusiasts. Below are some of our most popular activities available all year round. We also have a jam-packed schedule of special events!

Tickets & Admission

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00-17:00
  • Saturday & Sunday (and holidays): 11:00-17:00

Please note last admission is 16:00. The castle closes at 17:00 and viewing the exhibits takes approximately 1 hour.

The Castle Cafe uses the finest Italian ingredients to produce a family friendly menu of quality and value which includes vegetarian and coeliac dishes. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

Monday: 9.30 am – 5 pm
Tuesday-Saturday: 9.30 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm