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Bat Walk at Coole Park

Bat Walk 2019

Come along to Coole Park Visitor Centre on Wednesday 22nd at 20:30 for a talk on Ireland's bats followed by a walk with the local ranger. We look forward to seeing you there. This is a free event.

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Opening Times 2019

Coole Park Tea Rooms

Coole Park Visitor Centre & Tea Rooms Opening Times 2019 Coole Park Visitor Centre is open daily from 10:00 - 17:00 until the end of September. Tea Rooms are open daily from 10:30 - 18:00. Coole-Garryland Nature Reserve gates are open daily from 08:00 - 19:30.  Phone: 091 631669 Email: Facebook:

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Culture Night in Coole: The Woods and Grandma

Man at Culture Night in Coole 2018

For Culture Night 2018 Coole Park is hosting a fantastic performance: The Woods and Grandma- Part gig, part theatre, part documentary, this verbatim pop-opera exhumes its singing ghosts from the transcript of a 2002 RTÉ interview with Lady Gregory’s Granddaughters, Anne (aged 90) and Catherine (aged 88), who were raised in Coole Park by their grandmother. It will take place in Coole Park Visitor Centre on Friday 21st September at 8pm. Entry is free and booking is required: book your...

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Heritage Week in Coole 2018 events

Heritage Week Event Poster 2018

There is something for everybody for Heritage week in Coole. Our ever popular Bat Walk with NPWS Ranger Raymond Stephens will be held again for Heritage Week. Come find out about the story of Irish Bats on this night time walk around Coole Park. 8.30 to 10pm Sat 18th visitor centre The Traditional Uses of Plants Sat 18th 3pm-4.30pm Come and learn, be entertained, and share your stories about the uses of plants from times past, whilst we walk around...

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Open Your Eyes to Nature

Open Your Eyes to Nature 2018 Poster

  Our weekly summer event 'Open your eyes to Nature' will return with our first event on Wednesday 11th July. This is a great way for kids to learn more about nature around them in the idyllic setting of Coole Park. Each week will be different- you could be learning about Trees, Butterflies and Moths, Pond Dipping, Flowers, Bug Hunts, Animal Tracking, Traditional Skills as well as Arts and Crafts. Booking is advised as there are limited places and parents...

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Magic of Coole Walk

The Woods at Coole

On Sunday 3rd June at 3pm we will have a walk in Coole. Come along to experience the mysterious landscape that inspired Yeats to write some of his most famous poems, in particular, ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’. This free guided walk will incorporate history, folklore, poetry and nature. Starting from Coole Visitor Centre the walk will last approximately an hour and a half. No booking is required. Enquiries to Facebook or

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Ireland’s National Biodiversity Week 2018 – Coole Park EVENTS

Biodiversity Week 2018

We have many events lined up for Ireland's National Biodiversity Week in Coole. On Saturday 19th we will have a Bat Watch Event with local NPWS Ranger Raymond Stevens. There will be an illustrated talk about bats at 9pm in the visitor centre followed at 9.30pm by a bat walk leaving from the visitor centre car park. Please bring strong footwear, a torch and warm clothes. This event in weather dependant. On Monday 21st at 3pm we will have a...

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