Park is open all year round.
Barrier closes: Winter - 18.00. Summer - 19.30.
Open Easter - June & September: Daily 10.00 - 17.00
July & August: Daily 10.00 - 18.00
Last admission to centre 15 minutes before closing.
Last admission to presentations 1 hour before closing.
Park open all year round.
Average Length of Visit: 1 - 2 hours.
Car/coach park, toilets, including toilets for visitors with disabilities, self-guiding trails, picnic tables in the garden, multi-media presentations, small selection of relevant books, leaflets and postcards.
Restaurant/Tearooms: Coffee shop, hot lunches and home baking.
Phone: +353 91 631669 for advance lunch booking.
Coole Park, now a nature reserve, was once the home of Lady Gregory, dramatist, folklorist and co-founder of the Abbey Theatre with William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn. Yeats, Shaw, Synge, and O'Casey among others all came to experience its magic; their initials are carved on the Autograph Tree. The Seven Woods celebrated by Yeats are part of a nature trail taking in woods, river, turlough, bare limestone and Coole lake.
Attractions include a Visitor Centre with multi-media presentations and tea-rooms, all fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.
Admission to the park is free.
Location: 3km north of Gort on the N18 Galway - Limerick road.
Bus Routes: Galway - Limerick buses and the Galway - Limerick train stop in Gort. Taxi or walk from Gort - total distance from Gort is 3 km.
Maximum number: For pre-booked groups only.
Duration: Forty minutes to one hour.
Leaflet/Guide book: Trail Guide and Map in English.
Seasonal Events: See website for details. Events are organised during Bio-diversity Week (May) and Heritage Week (end of August). Children's activities and Sunday walks are held during July and August.
Photography/Video allowed: Yes - in the park. No photography of presentations allowed. Commercial photography only by prior agreement with management.