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“Ireland's newest treasure”

Camden Fort Meagher
Ranked #5 of 165 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

This fort is in the early stages of redevelopment - but what a wonderful job they are doing. The guides/volunteers are incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the site.
There's lots to see there and they had a very entertaining re-enactment which they invited a few viewers to join! There was a lot of guns banging and people falling over 'dead'.
The coffee shop is wonderful. The indoor room is so atmospheric - like walking into a 1940s movie. And the outdoor area - all I can say is -get there at opening time and get the best seat at the right hand end of the deck. You can sit there and watch the ships come in to Cork harbour and the yachts going out. Truly spectacular.
Go there now - this place can only become a huge success.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

The setting of the fort is stunning with views of the harbour, Spike Island and Cobh. The staff/volunteers truly deserve every success as they are so welcoming and generous with both their time and knowledge. Their relentless hard work and dedication shines through. Amazingly 65% of the fort is underground with some amazing architectural features and as the volunteer guide explained the majority of construction work was done by convicts. With an entry fee of four Euro and a delightful cafe, the fort is a fascinating way to spend a weekend afternoon for both adults and children.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is easily the best afternoon activity in Cork. It's accessible, great value for money (€4 pp) and steeped in history.

The volunteer guides are friendly, helpfu land stationed at exactly the right spots as you wander around.

See Cork Harbour in breath-taking panorama - from Cobh all the way to Roche's Pt Lighthouse, and beyond. See where the Titanic docked, explore underground caverns, walk up to the Lookout post, and if you're lucky, get there for a re-enactment - all well advertised.

When the mood takes you, step in to the Tea-rooms. The menu is a bit limited - snacks and sandwiches, but the coffee's good and the prices are reasonable. Sit out on the deck and watch the Harbour go by - wonderful, wonderful views.

Lots of history, fresh air, walks (some a bit challenging for the less-mobile, but there's something for everyone!) and a lovely place to rest your legs for a few minutes.

The best bit....it's staffed almost entirely by volunteers! People who are proud of the history and who are learning more and more about this historic site. Renovations continue apace, so it'll be worth coming back regularly. 4 differeent exhibitions in situ in Aug 13 - all interesting.

Camden FT Meagher is max 30 mins from Cork city by car, and there is a bus service to Crosshaven from Parnell Plce, Cork City

Check for opening times etc.....

1  Thank PDCork
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Visited with my family during the recent bank holiday . The attraction is very good value and all the volunteers are friendly , helpful and good fun .

The re enactment was a bit comical since not everyone had cap firing guns and as such need to shout " bang"

very dads army home guard

Its a shame that some of the European funding couldnt be used to quicken the restoration as it is relying on local volunteers ...

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Have been to Camden before but only reviewing now. An absolute fantastic achievement by the volunteers who have been restoring it. This year the coffee and tea rooms boast a deck area looking out over Cork harbour which is the best place in all of Cork for a tea. It is an historical attraction but the walk and the views are for everybody. Have a chat to the volunteers posted at wavers site along the way as they are a mine of information. A great day out.

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