Excursion to Elizabeth Fort

One of English language teachers Elaine brought a group of enthusiastic students along to the remains of Elizabeth Fort in Cork city.

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Elizabeth Fort is a 17th-century star fort off Barrack Street in Cork, Ireland. Originally built as a defensive fortification on high-ground outside the city walls, the city eventually grew around the fort, and it took on various other roles – including use as a military barracks, prison, and police station.

As of January 2014, the fort is under development as a tourism heritage site.The walls of the fort have been accessible to the public on a regular basis since then and the views of the city are brilliant from here.

The walls of Elizabeth Fort are now open Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm and Sunday 12 noon – 5pm.

Sign up for our activities on the Social Programme Board on the Third Floor in room 14.

The  Social Activity Programme is a very important part of the Cork English Academy experience and we try to make sure that we have something for everybody.

Learning in the school is greatly enhanced when students are involved in social and activity events. The Social Activity Programme enables students to continue to learn about Irish culture and heritage while practicing and developing their English language skills in the real world.

We strongly encourage students to take part in the school’s weekly organised events along with promoting activities, festivals and interesting places to visit in Cork and surrounding areas.