July Activities for Kids in Coole

JULY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS in COOLE   WEEKLY WILDLINGS - every Wednesday @11am - 12.30pm Each week we'll discover something different in our outdoor nature activities, from Terrific Trees to Brilliant Birds. Suitable for 8-11 year-olds.   NATURE ART - Sun 7th & 21st @11am -12.30pm Enjoy creating outdoor art using natural materials. Suitable for 8 - 11 year-olds.   FAMILY FUN GAME - Sun 14th & 28th @11am - 12.30pm Join us in the Walled Garden for a Fun...

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Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: A Timeline of Coole Trees

Events in the park: Yesterday today & tomorrow: A timeline of Coole trees. Guided walk notice

Coole Park Nature Reserve is home to a rich variety of tree species many of which are the legacy of the Gregory family and many of which are of high conservation urgency. To celebrate National Tree Week join us for a free guided walk to learn about the history and ecology of some of our exotic and native trees and how we can preserve our woodlands for the future. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please email coolepark@npws.gov.ie or...

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Mad about Moths!

Events in the park: 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”

Events in the Park: Love is in the Air event

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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Events in the Park: World Wetlands Day 2nd Feb 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

Events in the Park: Brigid, Biodiversity & Banter Monday 5th February

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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Christmas Opening Hours

Park Notice: 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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Learning & Education: Science Week 18th & 19th November 2023 Plants & Medicine

SCIENCE WEEK: PLANTS & MEDICINE Drop in to the Visitor Centre on Saturday or Sunday this week to learn about the medicinal benefits of our native and non-native flora, from the original beliefs that plants resembling body parts could cure ailments of that part to the role plants play in our modern pharmaceuticals.

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Nature Art in the Park

Nature Art Saturday 11th November @ 11AM

Drop in for our Nature Art session this Saturday 11th November from 11am - 12pm. This event will be outdoors and subject to weather conditions. No booking necessary, just drop in to the Visitor Centre at 11am. Suitable for children aged 8-12 accompanied by an adult.

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‘Yeats at Coole’ Guided Walk

Yeats at Coole Guided Walk 12th November @ 3PM

'YEATS AT COOLE' GUIDED WALK This month marks the centenary of W.B.Yeats being awarded the esteemed Nobel Prize for Literature. Yeats spent a lot of time at Coole as a guest of Lady Gregory and relished the peace and inspiration the estate provided. Come and celebrate some of his locally-inspired poetry with us on a guided walk this Sunday 12th November and discover more about his deep friendship with Lady Gregory. No booking required, just meet at the Visitor Centre...

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