About Your Visit

How to get here:

Coole Park Nature Reserve is located in South County Galway just 4km north-west of the town of Gort. We are easily accessible and signposted from Exit 16 on the M18 motorway or by inputting our postcode (H91 HF5X) into your GPS device.

Distances:
  • Gort: 4 km/3 miles
  • Galway: 35 km/22 miles
  • Ennis: 30 km/18 miles
  • Limerick: 65 km/40 miles on M18 at Gort
  • Dublin: 205 km/127 miles
By Train:

The Limerick/Galway train service operates through Gort. You will then need to organise a taxi from Gort to Coole Park – approximately 4 kilometres.
Further information from Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail www.irishrail.ie  or +353 (0)1 8366 222

By Bus:

No 51 serving Galway/Ennis/Shannon Airport/Limerick/Cork stops in Gort. You will then need to organise a taxi from Gort to Coole Park – approximately 4 kilometres.
Further information from Bus Éireann www.buseireann.ie   Phone: Galway +353 (0)91 562000


Nature Reserve Front Gate Opening Times

Summer: 08.00 to 19.30 (during Daylight Savings Time )

Winter:  08.00 to 18.00

*opening times may vary due to COVID19 measures


 Coole Park Visitor Centre Opening Times 2021

  • Coole Park Visitor Centre is currently closed due to COVID19
  • Toilet facilities, carparks and trails are open

 


Things to be aware of when visiting…

Lyme Disease

For more information see: Health Protection Surveillance Centre Lyme disease page http://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/vectorborne/lymedisease/informationforthepublic/


Drone Usage

The NPWS does not allow the usage of drones on their properties unless specific permission has been granted to do so. For further information on the national regulations and guidance pertaining to the operation of Drones (Small Unmanned Aircraft), please refer to the following online resources:


Contact Us

National Parks & Wildlife Service

Coole Park Nature Reserve
Gort
Co. Galway
Ireland

Visitor Centre (currently closed)

Telephone: +353 (0)91 631804

Email: coolepark@housing.gov.ie
Facebook: Check out our Facebook page for regular events and updates

Coole Park Tearooms

Phone: 091 631669
Email: cooleparktearooms@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CooleParkTearooms/