New properties at Elizabeth Fort in Cork

Garrison House and Parade House at Elizabeth Fort, Cork City


Irish Landmark Trust, in partnership with Cork City Council, is currently undertaking conservation work at two properties in Elizabeth Fort in the heart of Cork City.  

These 2 properties are now available to rent short term as self-catering accommodation 

Parade House at 5 Elizabeth Fort, Barrack Street, Co. Cork will sleep 2 adults and 1 child.  

Garrison House at 4 Elizabeth Fort, Barrack Street, Co. Cork will sleep 2 adults and 1 child.  

Irish Landmark Trust is delighted to inform guests that bookings have now been opened for Garrison House and Parade House – for stays starting from 1st November 2018.  To celebrate this wonderful news, we are offering a 15% discount for stays during the period of 1st November to 22nd December.  Just head over to the properties pages for more information about the project or to make your booking.  

As this conservation project is still on-site, there are as yet no images of interiors or finished exteriors.  We will update guests via social media about progress.  Each property will sleep 3 people and no pets are permitted.  Also, cars may not be parked within the Fort.  Please note that there may be changes to the current facilities stated online as work continues at these properties.  

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Elizabeth Fort is a 17th Century star shaped fort. Originally built as a defensive fortification 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 Garda station.  

The fort was built after the Battle of Kinsale, in 1601 by Sir George Carew, the then President of Munster. Named for Queen Elizabeth I, it served as both a defensive structure and a symbol of English authority in Cork. The original fort was built of timber, stone and earth.  This first structure did not last long. After the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 the people of Cork refused to acknowledge the crowning of James I. 

The fort was rebuilt in stone in 1624-1626. It was at this time that the fort became star-shaped and is largely the same layout today.

For more history and information please head to the property page on Irish Landmark Trust’s website and visit the History Tab.