News & Events

Guided Tree Walk

Avenue Entrance

Join us for a free guided Tree Walk this Bank Holiday Monday and hear about the history of the plantings here at Coole from Gregory times to the present day. Learn how to identify some of the exotic and native trees growing in the Nature Reserve. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 2.30pm. The walk will take approximately 1.5 hours. Please note that no dogs are permitted on our walks, except guide dogs. We look forward to seeing you!

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Guided Nature Walk for World Ranger Day

Coole Lake

Join us on a free Guided Nature Walk this Sunday 31st July from 10.30am – 1pm to celebrate World Ranger Day. Learn about the different woodland and wetland habitats within Coole Park Nature Reserve and how they contribute to the rich biodiversity of the Burren lowlands. Group numbers are limited so booking is essential. Please note only guide dogs are permitted on our guided walks, but bear in mind that for this event we will be traversing some rough terrain....

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Visitor Centre Open 7 Days

Coole Park Visitor Centre

Coole Park Visitor Centre is now open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm. Come along and join a free tour or wander through the exhibition to learn more about the history and nature of the park.

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Free Guided Walk Of Coole Turlough, Sunday 03rd July

Coole Lake

Coole Turlough is currently a carpet of wildflowers of every Hue. Come along for a guided walk with a National Parks & Wildlife Service Guide to discover the wonderful variety of species growing between the woods and the river, from the vivid blue tufted vetch to the pale, rare fen violet. Meet at Coole Park Visitor Centre at 2:30pm Walk laste approximately 1.5hrs

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Tearooms Open Daily

Cake Selection at Coole Park Tea Rooms

Coole Park Tearooms are now open daily for the season from 10am to 5pm serving a delicious selection of teas, coffees, cakes and light meals. We hope to see you there.

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Visitor Centre Re-opens

Coole Park Visitor Centre

Coole Park Visitor Centre is now open to the public from Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm. Free entry - featuring an interpretive display and short film on the history of Lady Gregory, the Coole Park Estate and its literary connections. Free tours are offered twice daily, weather permitting.

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Leave No Trace Campaign

Love this place, Leave No Trace

National Awareness Campaign launched promoting responsible behaviour outdoors to combat increase in littering Love This Place, Leave No Trace — Government of Ireland in partnership with Leave No Trace Ireland call for the public to care for our countryside, follow the Leave No Trace principles and protect and preserve our land A new Government of Ireland campaign has been launched to tackle a growing littering issue throughout the country, particularly in some of our most scenic locations which have recently...

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Visitor Centre Closed for Winter Season

Coole Park Visitor Centre

Coole Park Visitor Centre is currently closed for the Winter and will re-open to the public at Easter 2020. We thank you for your support during the 2019 season and look forward to returning with a new programme of events next Spring. The park grounds remain open as usual and Coole Park Tearooms are operating a reduced winter schedule - see Tearooms page for more details.

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