Weather Alert

Due to an Orange Wind Warning issued by Met Eireann for Saturday 6th April, Coole Park will be closed all day. We will reopen on Sunday 7th April once the park has been assessed for any safety concerns. Please adhere to all park signage for your own safety.

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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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WORLD WETLANDS DAY 2024

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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Orange Wind Alert Tues 23rd Jan

Park Notice: Orange Wind Warning

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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