In recent years Cork County Council has worked, in partnership with community group Rescue Camden, to carry out major conservation and refurbishment of the 45acre site and the restoration project is ongoing. With an aim of continuously enhancing the visitor experience, including accessibility, this week sees the launch of the Camden Fort Meagher Survey conducted as part of the European Union Horizon 2020 Cutler project, available to complete online now.
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy is encouraging visitors to lend their opinions and participate in the survey “The survey only takes a couple of moments to complete and it is an opportunity for people to shape the future development of Camden Fort Meagher and to help improve the visitor experience and accessibility for everyone.”
With panoramic views of Cork harbour, an extensive labyrinth of underground tunnels and chambers to explore, interactive exhibitions and battle re-enactments to enjoy and steeped as it is in almost 400 years of military history, Camden Fort Meagher is a unique visitor experience with something to offer for everyone.
A visit to the site is a rich and unique experience – you can view the only resident 9-11 exhibition in the world outside of New York, descend 160ft down the Bright Tunnel, see the last anchorage point of the Titanic and relax with refreshments in the classically decorated tea rooms and much more! This survey is your chance to make the experience even better.
Have you visited Camden Fort Meagher yet? Tell us about your experience
Great experience, I’ve visited every year since it opened to the public.
A real cork gem, lots of history, fantastic Tea Room with harbour view, great exibits, underground tunnels etc.
And the Brennan Torpedo, what a story & technology invented by an Irishman!
Wonderful experience here .we have been three times over the last few years. Kids love it..
It should be supported more. It it a wonderful site . The people working there should be commended for being so helpful and kind.
A truly unique and special place, rich in history and architecture. The fact that we owe it to volunteers that we can access it and see the highest standard of restoration is amazing. A must see, not once but every year, to see how much work the volunteers have done and how their lateral thinking makes it fun as well as interesting.
A family day spent in Camden Fort was a great experience. I especially loved the talk with the father ans son the volunteeres who work on the huge desplay in one of the buildings. It’s lovely to have a walk around and have a cup of coffee on the balcony with a nice view of the harbour. I wish more money was put into promoting the place as is’t run mainly thanks to the volunteeres who made it possible for tourists to see this beautiful place. The fort can definitelly compete with Fort Charles in Kinsale as it offers a lot. Thank you for the nice place to spend a family day.
A fantastic experience at a reasonable cost.
The volunteers were extremely knowledgeable and the site, along with its exhibitions, fascinating.
It’s great to see this historic fort restored and brought back to life..even more do when you consider it was all done by volunteers.
Great work as nd a great experience.
I love Fort Camden, I go as often as possible, I grew up wondering what it was like inside, I was delighted when it was opened to the public. I’m fascinated by the tunnels, the history, & the view from the cafe. I hope the price will not climb to a rate that would make it a rare treat instead Of a regular one for me.
My wife and myself are from South Africa. My eldist son lives and works in Cork,took us to visit the FORT WHILE WE WHERE IN Ireland on a visit. I really enjoyed my visit.
Beatyfull setting in a beatyfull country.thank you.
JOHN AND ALLISON Gibbon.
It’s a fantastic asset to Corkonians and tourists.
Tourist Accommodation, the fore shore/ quays could be developed, for cork harbour torus or day boat trippers.
Events could be held there
As a child I had very happy memories of Camden, my father used to keep a little boat in the boat house alongside the inner pier at the fort. Before it was opened to the public I was quite angry that it was left to fall into the state of disrepair and neglect that it did. Since it has been restored and I appreciate that such work is ongoing, I have visitited it a number of times and am delighted with the work. It’s a pleasure to walk around and I enjoy a cup of coffee and a cake at the restaurant. The one suggestion I would like to make is that thos large cannon are dug up and restored to their mounts.
We went 3 adults and 4 kids(smallies 1yo). It was very interesting and there was a re-renactment which was amazing. The staff are so genuine and friendly always chatting and are great to answer any questions. The view is amazing!