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Four Centuries Going

Built in the 1620s on the site of an older wooden predecessor, Cork's Elizabeth Fort has seen plenty of high drama over its ridiculously long lifespan, from the Siege of Cork (1690) to World War II (it hosted an air-raid shelter).

It was only after its closing as a police (Garda) station in 2013 that this defining hilltop landmark opened its doors to the public. Exploring the star-shaped fort (open six days a week) not only shows off the vintage battlements up close, but also some far-reaching views over the city.

Business Information:

Today: 10:00am-5:00pm
This Week
Sunday:12:00pm-5:00pm
Monday:Closed
Tuesday:10:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday:10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday:10:00am-5:00pm
Friday:10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday:10:00am-5:00pm

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