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Address: Camden Road | cork Ireland, Cork, Ireland
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A living Fort

Well worth a visit for Military Historians and anyone interested in buildings. Run now by volunteers, and good displays that change from time to time. pity the metal ammo doors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Goleen, Ireland
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Goleen, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit for Military Historians and anyone interested in buildings. Run now by volunteers, and good displays that change from time to time. pity the metal ammo doors are missing !!

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Cork City, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A decommissioned British harbour fort of great interest to military history buffs. however it's a great way to spend an afternoon especially if the weather's fine the balcony outside what was once the non-commissioned officers mess, where refreshments are to be purchased, has a panoramic view of the entrance to Cork harbour

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Set on the top of a hill and yet covered almost completely in grass its something to see what engineering and architecture could achieve before computer aided design was invented

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loads of work done by the amazing volunteers but they have plans to do so much more. The re-enactments could do with more soldiers but very realistic. The cafe is fab with a superb view of the harbour. A must to return and check progress again

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Fort Camden Maegher is steeped in history and was one of the last military bases to be handed over by the British. The work done there to restore by volunteers is excellent. I have many memories of staying there during the 1970's with Civil Defence and it is fascinating to wander and explore the parts we didnt see back then.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The views are amazing. The history is so incredible and seeing the different rooms and how things were set up, was simply cool. I would recommend this to anyone! Great day there, and it was cold and rainy :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We didn't really know what to expect from fort Camden but I'm so glad we visited.The work that's being done by the volunteers is fantastic.we really enjoyed our visit and it was very much helped along by the very enthusiastic volunteers.will return this summer to see what has changed

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you are as lucky as us and the weather is nice it is a spectacular location. Views of Cobh, Roches Point and Fort Carlisle as well as the Harbour make it an ideal location for a wedding. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and Paul and his colleagues made it a day to remember for the rest of... More 

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visited there in August 2013, it was amazing to see what was done by volunteers. Truly informative and the views were spectacular. Well worth a trip, even if military history is not your thing, it's still an enjoyable day out.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Incredible views of Cork Harbour. Now there is a lovely restaurant in the old officers' building. The experience is amplified by the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides - all of whom are volunteers! Cheap visit for couples or families!

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