Camden Fort Meagher

Cork County Council-owned Camden Fort Meagher is internationally recognised as one of the finest remaining examples of a classical Coastal Artillery Fort in the world. 

For almost 400 years the fort played a key role as a strong strategic position for the defence of Ireland, the west coast of England and Wales. 

65% of Camden Fort Meagher is located underground in a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers. 

Camden Fort Meagher is a prime location to watch ships passing through Cork Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world.

Camden Fort Meagher highlights include:

The Bright Tunnel – Descends 160 feet from the top of the fort to the bottom.

Granite Spiral Stairway– Offered soldiers rapid access to the magazine in the event of an attack.

Magazine – Was once a store for vast amounts of munitions and gunpowder.

Reenactments – Displays highlighting different eras take place regularly at Camden Fort Meagher.

Panoramic views of Cork Harbour

Exhibition Rooms – Interactive exhibitions time-lining the history of Camden Fort Meagher.

Ground Zero 360 – The only resident 9-11 exhibition in the world outside of Manhattan, New York.

Tea Rooms – Classically decorated Tea Rooms with an outdoor decking area.

Opening times and admission information.