CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

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CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory
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10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
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SavageLand
Orlando, FL333 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
I really loved this experience. This is a historic castle in Cork that has been converted into a space museum and observatory. Great information and wonderful views from the tower.

Written 22 June 2022
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cottell
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland19 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Very interesting. In a lovely location. Lovely tour guide. Fascinating history. Nice shop. Perhaps the screen showing us about night sky could be a lot bigger but maybe thats down to my eyesight!
Written 13 June 2022
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Andre H
Cape Town, South Africa353 contributions
Apr 2022
We visited on 18 April & sadly the Castle was closed as I guess it was Easter Monday , although as a tourist & it was local school holidays we found this very odd.

I did walk around the grounds & enjoyed the views over the sea , it makes a great setting for some good photos. There were a few shops in the courtyard & the life sized astronaut certainly caught my eye.

We unfortunately were not able to come back another day when the Castle was open
Written 6 May 2022
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Janet E
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Apr 2022
A really enjoyable tour. Very knowledgeable guides . A great experience overall. Would highly recommend
Written 17 April 2022
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Emer O Shea
Cork, Ireland9 contributions
Mar 2022
beautiful food and amazing views. we turned up without a reservation on mothers day, a group of 5. after 10 min wait, they made space for us.
Written 1 April 2022
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John B
23 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
The observatory's website is non-functional and has been for over a week, so you can't get any info there. The Facebook page says they're open daily, and there are hours listed for every day of the week. On Monday, March 14, I took a 45- minute journey to get there, only to find a sign that says they're closed Monday and Tuesday. Even more confusing-I sent their Facebook page a direct message and got an auto response that says they're currently open Thursday-Sunday. Totally frustrating experience and I'm still not sure when the place is open. Would have liked to have visited.
Written 15 March 2022
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Heidi T
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Family
Very poor tour. Saw nothing except some info on a wall, a balcony of the castle, and a computer program of stars. Really disappointed and will not be going again. Tour guide was not engaging and provided very little info on astronomy.
Written 29 October 2021
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Kelly J
Austin, TX10 contributions
Sep 2021
Not really that exciting as a castle and the information from the observatory isn't anything you haven't heard before, nor do you get to even see the telescopes. All together, I would skip this one if I had to do it over again.
Written 28 September 2021
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Dean Richard M
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
Tour was informative, our guide was enthusiastic and open to any questions we may have asked. Fascinating exhibition, will recommend to friends/family.
Written 25 September 2021
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JillCork
Cork32 contributions
Sep 2021
Signage to Blackrock Castle is non-existent but the Castle was well worth the hunt! Lovely café and an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable. We found the hour far too short a time to take in the exhibition as well as the "planetarium" and will return.
The tour costs €20 for up to a 6 person pod.
Written 23 September 2021
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  • Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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