Coole Park, now a nature reserve, was the home of Lady Augusta Gregory dramatist, and co-founder with Edward Martyn and W.B. Yeats of the Abbey Theatre. Attractions include exhibitions, tea-rooms, nature trail walks, the famous "Autograph Tree", and a lake and turlough.
There are two audio-visual Presentations; The Magic of Coole and Lady Gregory of Coole. The Visitor Centre is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.
Groups can pre-book guided walks of the Park. Family walks and childrens activites are organised during July and August. Other events are held for Bio-diversity Day (end of May) and Heritage Week (end of August).
Coole Park Opening Times
- Easter to end of May and September 10.00 to 17.00.
- June to End August Daily 10.00 to 18.00. Closed last weekend in September for annual Autumn gathering.
Last Admission 1 hour before closing. Park open all year round.
Coole Park Admission Prices
A special programme of Heritage, Cultural and Educational events is organised during the winter from October to March by NPWS in conjunction with the Friends of Coole and partners. This programme includes walks, talks, childrens events,drama and music.