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
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.
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.
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...
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.
All events are free of charge, weather dependent, and start from Coole Park Visitor Centre. Guide dogs only please. No booking is required for any of this programme. We look forward to welcoming you to Coole Park.
Coole Park Visitor Centre will now be open on weekends during the month of October so you now have extra time to visit!
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.
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.
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...