Fort Camden Photowalk

Last Sunday saw day two of the Cork Photowalk head to Fort Camden in Crosshaven, Co. Cork. I had been to Crosshaven several times before and passed by Fort Camden on the water. I knew there was an old fort there – but I thought it was a small one. It turns out that Fort Camden is vast, but it is well hidden – it was also very overgrown the last time I saw it.

The Fort, dating from 1550, has lay in a mostly derelict state for some time. In 2010, a local group of voulenteers called “Rescue Camden” ( started work on the restoration and development of Fort Camden. And given that they only started work a year ago, their progress fantastic. They have cleared the grounds and have started restoring a number of buildings in the Fort.

Like Spike Island, Fort Camden left me wanting more  – I’ll definitely be back.


  1. Denis,
    I find this series to be intriguing. Photographs of places like this always cause me to wonder about the lives of the people who were here long ago. I would love to see more of this place and hope you will find time to continue your photography there. I’ve never been to Ireland, but your last photo certainly makes me want to visit even more. Best wishes…

    1. Thanks Phil!

      It certainly is an interesting place. I will definitely go back over the next few years – I would like to see more of the Fort and to see what progress the Rescue Camden group are making.

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