News & Events

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 for more information.

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Bat Walk at Coole Park

Bat Walk - 19 August 2019

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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Free Guided Tour

Summer at Turlough Guided Walk 2019

Join us at Coole Park Visitor Center on Saturday, July 13th for a free guided tour of the turlough landscape here in the nature reserve. A turlough is a seasonal lake and has a unique assemblage of species associated with it. Our NPWS guide will lead this walk to explain all about the geology, hydrology, flora and fauna of the site. We hope you enjoy. Where: Coole Park Visitor Centre When: Saturday, July 13th at 11am

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Open Your Eyes To Nature

Open Your Eyes Event Poster 2019

Here at Coole Park we are beginning our annual summer programme of events for children. Our 'Open your Eyes to Nature' events will run every Wednesday morning through July and August aiming to increase awareness of and appreciation for the natural world. These are drop in events that will begin at 11am and go on until approximately 12:30, with activities such as nature walks, bug hunts, arts & crafts, bird-watching, mammal ID and scavenger hunts. These events are free and...

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The Magic of Coole – a guided walk

Seven Woods Trackway

Experience the mysterious landscape celebrated by poets and artists. This free guided walk will incorporate nature, poetry, folklore and a bit of history. Meet at Coole Visitor Centre at 11am. The walk will last about 1.5 hours.

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