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Impressive fortification

Built in the 1860s, this is an impressive coastal defence fortification. It lay abandoned and... read more

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Fantastic Structure

This is one of the best examples of a harbour defence fortification dating back to the 1860s... read more

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Camden Fort Meagher Camden Road | cork Ireland, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in the 1860s, this is an impressive coastal defence fortification. It lay abandoned and derelict for circa 20 years but is now undergoing a program of recovery and preservation. A good level of fitness and mobility is required to be able to get around...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best examples of a harbour defence fortification dating back to the 1860s. Despite being derelict for over 20 years there are now great efforts to recover and preserve the essential parts of this very impressive fort, 65% of which is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really Worthwhile. The complex is much bigger than I expected and gives some idea how well defended Cork Harbour was by the powers of the day. Superb views over the entrance to the harbour. A great afternoon - Thank you

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank William B
Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

This place is a little gem. Great views and so well preserved. Plenty of parking available with great tours

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank J8503OCsharonh
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

We visited Camden Fort today. It was a fantastic, it’s a credit to the wonderful volunteers for ensuring a part of our history has been preserved. The volunteers you will meet during your visit are welcoming and a wonderful source of knowledge on the fort...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank DeeMcM_12
Reviewed March 22, 2019

If you happen to spend time in Cork this summer, take a bus or drive down to this historical gem set in the strategic entrance to Cork Harbour. Although maintained by Cork County Council, the powerhouse and engine that brings this unique spot alive for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank inispic
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

We visited fort camden meagher ladt summer. It was a great day in that tbe sun shone and the children ranging in ages 2 to 10 enjoyed the running around. There were people there who showed them the weapons of war and what they used...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank BackPacker703870
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

There is really nothing to complete about except that it is only open for the summer. Everything is close and not too much walking involved for young kids. Interesting exhibitions at the entrance. The spiral staircase and the tunnel down to the sea are really...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank SeanMcC17
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Great for an afternoon out. Excellent views of the harbour. Historical location well worth a visit. Nice cafe

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jfkcity
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Sunny summer day out with beautiful views of Cork harbour. great informative guides.Learnt so much history of Fort Meagher. Gun powder storage area.diesal driven torpedeo protecting Cork harbour.Well worth visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 28, 2018|
Response from Moog0_4 | Reviewed this property |
Hiya yes it is
July 4, 2015|
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Response from Marion598805 |
Thanks Michael. Had planned a visit ti Kinsale so will try Fort Charles instead. Visiting next week. Hope someone can sort the weather by then!
Shelly P
June 11, 2015|
Response from Anita_ORCork |
You can get the bus 220 from southmall in the city, it will bring you into crosshaven, some services will go to Camden and you can get off the bus right at the entrance. If you are driving, follow the sgn posts for... More