Tea Rooms Notice

Please note the Tea Rooms in Coole Park Nature Reserve will be taking a break from Monday 26th September and reopening on Thursday 6th October. The new Winter Opening Hours will be Thurs - Sun from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

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Annual Autumn Gathering – Saturday 24th September 2022

Saturday 24th September marks the Annual Autumn Gathering in Coole for Lady Gregory and W.B. Yeats enthusiasts, which will be hosted in the Visitor Centre from 9:30am. This is a private ticketed event so we will therefore be closed to the general public. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/lady-gregory-yeats-autumn-gathering-2022-tickets-414867859937  

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Park Notice

Please note that Coole Park Visitor Centre will be closed on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th September 2022 to facilitate school groups. We apologise for any inconvenience.  

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Park Notice

Park Closure Notice: 8 September 2022

Please note that the Coole Park Visitor Centre will be closed on Thursday 8th September 2022 for staff training. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Opening Times 2019

Coole Park Tea Rooms

Coole Park Visitor Centre & Tea Rooms Opening Times 2019 Coole Park Visitor Centre is open daily from 10:00 - 17:00 until the end of September. Tea Rooms are open daily from 10:30 - 18:00. Coole-Garryland Nature Reserve gates are open daily from 08:00 - 19:30.  Phone: 091 631669 Email: cooleparktearooms@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CooleParkTearooms/

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Heritage Week in Coole 2018 events

Heritage Week Event Poster 2018

There is something for everybody for Heritage week in Coole. Our ever popular Bat Walk with NPWS Ranger Raymond Stephens will be held again for Heritage Week. Come find out about the story of Irish Bats on this night time walk around Coole Park. 8.30 to 10pm Sat 18th visitor centre The Traditional Uses of Plants Sat 18th 3pm-4.30pm Come and learn, be entertained, and share your stories about the uses of plants from times past, whilst we walk around...

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Open Your Eyes to Nature

Open Your Eyes to Nature 2018 Poster

  Our weekly summer event 'Open your eyes to Nature' will return with our first event on Wednesday 11th July. This is a great way for kids to learn more about nature around them in the idyllic setting of Coole Park. Each week will be different- you could be learning about Trees, Butterflies and Moths, Pond Dipping, Flowers, Bug Hunts, Animal Tracking, Traditional Skills as well as Arts and Crafts. Booking is advised as there are limited places and parents...

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Magic of Coole Walk

The Woods at Coole

On Sunday 3rd June at 3pm we will have a walk in Coole. Come along to experience the mysterious landscape that inspired Yeats to write some of his most famous poems, in particular, ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’. This free guided walk will incorporate history, folklore, poetry and nature. Starting from Coole Visitor Centre the walk will last approximately an hour and a half. No booking is required. Enquiries to Facebook or coolepark@housing.gov.ie

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