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Covid-19 Update

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The Visitor Centre at Coole Park Nature Reserve remains closed to the public but the car-parks, toilets and walking trails are all open. Coole Park Tearooms are open for Takeaway and outdoor dining, Wed to Sun 10 - 5. Please continue to respect social distancing and personal hygiene measures during your visit.

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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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Parkrun Event to Begin at Coole Park

Coole Park Run October 2019

Coole Park will soon be playing host to a new Parkrun event. It's a 5 kilometre course that can be run, walked or jogged every Saturday morning beginning on October 5th. This could be the perfect opportunity for you to get fit and healthy in the beautiful natural surroundings of Coole Park. Please see www.parkrun.ie for more information.

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Bat Walk at Coole Park

Come along to out Heritage Week Bat Walk on Friday, the 23rd of August at 08:30pm to discover the mysterious world of bats and hopefully get to see and hear some of these wonderful creatures of the night too. This event is weather dependent. Dress warmly and bring a torch.

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Water Heritage Day: Coole Turlough – from Source to Sea

Turlough at Coole

Coole Park is hosting a number of special events to mark Water Heritage Day on Sunday 25th August. As an island nation, our history and our heritage have been shaped by the sea and our rivers, lakes and wetlands. Stories, songs and poems passed down through generations have preserved deep-rooted traditions and connections with water. To recognise the unique status of Coole Turlough the National Parks & Wildlife Service has organised a number of events over the course of the...

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Heritage Week Events at Coole Park Visitor Centre

National Heritage Week

            Coole Demense – a Working Estate                                                    11am – 12.30pm Saturday 17th August                                       A guided walk inspired by what remains of the original buildings from times past when Coole was a busy working estate. Butterfly Discovery Walk and Art Activity                                           2.30 – 4pm Sunday 18th August       Discover the many beautiful butterflies of Coole Park and draw your favourite butterfly. Please note this walk is weather dependent. Coole Wild Child Event   ...

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Guided Hike at Coole Park for World Ranger Day

World Ranger Day Hike 2019

Around the globe, park rangers are on the front line in the fight to protect our natural heritage. World Ranger Day offers a chance to learn about and support their vital work, which ranges from environmental campaigning to education. To mark World Ranger Day and raise awareness we are leading a guided hike in Coole-Garryland Special Area of Conservation with a National Parks & Wildlife Service staff member. We will look at the ecology of the site and issues of...

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