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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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Weather Advisory Warning – Orange Wind

Park Notice: Orange Wind Warning

UPDATE SUN 21st JAN: THE PARK WILL NOW BE CLOSING AT 14:00 due to the elevation to STATUS RED WIND WARNING. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please be advised that Met Eireann have issued an ORANGE WIND Warning commencing 17:00 on Sunday 21st Jan. To ensure the safety of all visitors, we will be closing the park at 16:30. This is subject to change. You can monitor www.met.ie for any changes to the timing of this event. We will update our notices accordingly.

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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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SCIENCE WEEK: PLANTS & MEDICINE

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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Park Notice

Park Notice Visitor Centre Closure

The Visitor Centre will be CLOSED to the public on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th November for a private conference. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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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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