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Coole Park

Coole Park

Co. Galway

The former home of Lady Augusta Gregory, dramatist and co-founder with Edward Martyn and W.B. Yeats of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

Facilities include exhibitions, tearooms, nature trails, walks, the famous "Autograph Tree", a lake and a turlough.

Two audiovisual presentations.

Fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.

Coole Park, now a nature reserve which is protected by both Irish and EU Law, was the home of Lady Augusta Gregory.

There are two audio visual presentations "Lady Gregory of Coole" and "Coole Park through the eyes of 'Me and Nu' granddaughters of Lady Gregory".

The Visitor Centre is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.

There are two trails to follow:

"The Family Trail" is an easy 1.75 km walk, taking you past the deer pen, the site of the house and into the walled garden to see the Autograph Tree.

The 4.5 km "Seven Woods Trail" connects the different woods made famous in poetry by W.B. Yeats.

Depending on the season, you might see bluebells and violets, jays and treecreepers, red squirrels and stoats, butterflies and dragonflies, or swans and other wetland birds.

Red Deer are resident within the grounds of the park all year round.

Opening Times
(Visitor Centre)

Easter - May 10.00 - 17.00
June - end August 10.00 - 18.00
September 10.00 - 17.00
Closed last weekend in September for annual Autumn Gathering.

The Nature Park is open all year round.

Contact Details

Head Guide : Hilda
Tel : 091 631804
Fax : 091 631653
Web : www.coolepark.ie
Email : info@coolepark.ie