Mad about Moths!

Did you know that we have approximately 1500 species of moth in Ireland? And that some fly by day? And some have no wings at all! If you'd like to learn more about our beautiful array of nocturnal pollinators and how we monitor them in Coole Nature Reserve, pop in to see our display in the Visitor Centre on: FRIDAY 16th FEBRUARY. Entry is free. We are open from 10am - 5pm (closed 1-2pm). All welcome.

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“Love is in the Air”

For Valentine's Day, February 14th, in Coole, take a stroll through our enchanting Nature Reserve and spot our love hearts featuring some love poems from the historic literary folk of Coole and the love lives of its present day inhabitants.

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WORLD WETLANDS DAY 2024

Join our NPWS conservation and guide staff on a free guided walk and bird-spotting event this Friday 2nd February to learn about the ecological importance of our wetlands and the biodiversity they support. Coole Turlough is of international significance due to its unique habitat and is a valuable location for our wetland bird species as well as winter visitors. Come along and see what you can spot! Telescopes and binoculars will be provided, but bring your own if you have...

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Brigid, Biodiversity & Banter

BRIGID, BIODIVERSITY & BANTER! Come and celebrate the official arrival of Spring with us in Coole Park Nature Reserve on Bank Holiday Monday 5th February with a Guided Walk investigating the folklore of Brigid, Goddess and Saint, and her connections with the natural world, and a drop-in workshop to make your own Brigid's Cross where you can also share your own stories associated with Brigid. Guided Walk @ 2.30pm from the Visitor Centre Brigid's Cross-making Workshop from 3pm - 4.30pm...

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Orange Wind Alert Tues 23rd Jan

UPDATE TUES 23 JAN: the storm warning has been brought forward to 17:00, so the park will now be closing at 15:00. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We're not out of the woods yet. Another status ORANGE WIND warning has been issued by Met √Čireann for Tuesday 23rd January from 18:00. The park will remain open as normal unless the alert time is brought forward. Please monitor www.met.ie for any changes to this event. To allow for any clean-up operations on the morning of...

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Weather Advisory Warning – Orange Wind

UPDATE SUN 21st JAN: THE PARK WILL NOW BE CLOSING AT 14:00 due to the elevation to STATUS RED WIND WARNING. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please be advised that Met Eireann have issued an ORANGE WIND Warning commencing 17:00 on Sunday 21st Jan. To ensure the safety of all visitors, we will be closing the park at 16:30. This is subject to change. You can monitor www.met.ie for any changes to the timing of this event. We will update our notices accordingly.

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Christmas Opening Hours

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS The Visitor Centre will be closed on the following days: December 23/24/25/26 & 30/31 & January 1. The Nature Reserve will be open daily from 8am - 6pm subject to weather conditions. Please see separate post for the Coole Park Tearooms schedule. May we take this opportunity to wish all our visitors a safe and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

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