Blackrock Castle Observatory


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Blackrock Castle Observatory

Stargazers will no doubt find inspiration at this unique observatory. The castle itself was built in 1582 and has been home to merchants, smugglers, and pirates, as well as researchers and scientists. While worldly exhibits focus on the history of the castle, there are plenty dedicated to the cosmos, and life in outer space!

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Lively and vibrant, Cork is a young city with someone for everyone. Attracting a steady flow of students each year, the city is also home to plenty of parks, museums, galleries and diverse sights. The picturesque city centre has numerous historical, natural and cultural sites within easy reach.