The old buildings and machinery have been carefully restored and are now being used to tell the story of how water was supplied to Cork City in the past

Discover a piece of Cork’s past with Old Cork Waterworks Experience, a multi award-winning visitor attraction. Built to serve an empire and constructed during a time of rebellion, worldwide trade and emigration, Old Cork Waterworks played a key role in the prosperity of Cork and offers fascinating insights into the city’s industrial heritage.

Told through the eyes of former waterworks employees, their story engages through interactive displays, guided tours and stunning Victorian architecture. Journey to a bygone era, an industrial age, when water enabled the growth of Cork to become a modern and vibrant city.

  • A multi award-winning visitor attraction
  • Told through the eyes of former waterworks employees
  • Interactive displays, guided tours and stunning architecture

Open Year Round

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Admission Rates Apply

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Useful Information

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PICNIC: Picnic Area and Children’s Playground

PARKING: On-site Car Park

ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair accessible

Getting There
Map Location: 51.895023, -8.509336
Contact Old Cork Waterworks Experience

Lee Road, Cork City, Ireland

Eircode: T23 N828
T: +353 (0)21 494 1500
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