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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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Bat Walk

Bat Walk Events Poster

Come along to our Bat Walk with a NPWS Conservation Ranger to discover the mysterious world of bats and learn about their nocturnal habits. Hopefully you'll get to hear and see some of these wonderful creatures too! This event is free, but weather dependent. Please come prepared with sturdy footwear, a torch and hi-vis vest for children, and you can park in the main Visitor Centre car park in Coole Park Nature Reserve. The barrier at the entrance to Coole will remain open...

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Heritage Week in Coole Park Nature Reserve

Coole Park Visitor Centre

HERITAGE WEEK 13th – 21st August COOLE PARK NATURE RESERVE We have a great selection of events happening in Coole Park throughout Heritage Week 13th - 21st August, including theatrical productions, guided walks and nature activities to inspire appreciation of our cultural and natural heritage in this beautiful Nature Reserve.  All events are free and begin from the Visitor Centre. Please note that only guide dogs are permitted at these events. No booking is required and events will operate on...

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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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