Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork

Are you looking for an educational and fun day out for the whole family? At The Blackrock Castle Observatory, they have a wide range of educational activities and exhibits to enjoy. The Observatory is located in an iconic landmark dating back to 1582 in the Blackrock Castle in Cork.

Where can I find a Observatory in Ireland?

At the Blackrock Castle in the east of Cork.

Inside the large castle, you will find the Cosmos In The Castle which is a large self-guided tour of the observatory and enjoy their interactive learning where you will learn all there is to know about the universe from the ground we walk on to the stars in the sky. You can also enjoy learning about the history of Blackrock Castle and exploring the amazing building. The castle is home to educational exhibits and often hosts fun events to enjoy. This is the perfect activity for anyone wanting to learn more about the world we live in while also visiting an incredible landmark.


  • Maximum group size of 6 participants
  • Prices from £20 per person
  • No minimum age requirement
  • Opening times from 10 am till 4 pm
  • Located just 6 miles outside of Cork

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