Family Activities:

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory


CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

Blackrock Castle Castle Road, Blackrock Village, Cork

Kids will love a visit to Blackrock Castle, which is the city’s oldest surviving structure still in use and a 12-minute drive from the city center. A day at the castle includes pirates and smugglers history, touring the dungeons, seeing a cannon fire, exploring the award-winning exhibition on the universe, and the Planetarium. There are plenty of hands-on activities, as well as visiting exhibitions.

Family tickets are available (two adults and two children), and children 5 and under are free. Admission covers all parts of the museum.


Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


An onsite café serves light food and snacks.


Free parking is a short walk from the main gate.