Fort Camden Meagher, Crosshaven, Cork. Birds of Prey exhibition .
The display was put on by Animal Magic Wildlife Rescue recently at the site and was open to usual visitors - I being one of them. Camden Fort Meagher is a coastal defence fortification very near to Crosshaven in County Cork, Ireland.. The fortification was built to provide defences at the mouth of Cork Harbour . Originally built in the 16th century, the current site and structures of the 45 Acre site (65% of which is underground !! ) , dates back to the 1860's. The fort was originally operated by the British Armed Forces, it was eventually handed over to the Irish Defence Forces in 1938. An amazing place and highly recommended for a visit, either if you are local or on a vacation to Ireland. The place is run by volunteers who reclaimed it back from nature, as it was a ruins for years to its current glorying opening to visitors in 2014. There is a wonderful Cafe with a veranda with seating looking over the Harbour mouth. historical reenactments take place occasionally in the parade square, again well worth a visit. The volunteers who give up their time during weekends during the Summer months are so committed to the upkeep and running of Fort Camden Meagher and so helpful to its visitors. They are also very well informed on its history and will gladly chat to you about this intriguing place..