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Coolwood Wildlife Park

Coolcaslagh, Killarney, Ireland
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Ranked #37 of 64 Attractions in Killarney
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks
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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We visited today, 4 adults and 2 children aged 2 and 1. I must say it was the most relaxing and enjoyable afternoon we have had in a long time. There was a large variety of animals and in a natural environment. After speaking with the owners they obviously have a great love for all the animals at the park.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was home on holidays from England and enjoyed a lovely few days in Killarney, unfortunately our day out in coolwood was very disappointing. On a positive note the staff were nice and very friendly but this did not suffice for the condition of the place. As a mother of an active 4 and 7 year old they were very... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately the standards very poor, no real tour in place, just walk the trail for an hour, playground is a joke, a slide & a old tyre tied to a tree, no food available, on the upside staff are nice

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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This is recommended as part of a list of things to do with kids in Kerry. Our gang were very excited, with the variety of animals on display on the website. They don't take credit card, and they're a far distance from any ATM, so make sure to bring cash. I think that any tourist attraction worth its salt should... More

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Killarney, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was my second time (and probably last!) in this little park, which has great potential but so desperately needs some TLC in general, and serious attention to the welfare of its inhabitants! From cramped, far too small and overgrown, unkempt cages for birds such as snow owls to very distressed seeming furry friends (running in a circle on the... More

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Ballinasloe, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our second trip to this wildlife park! Its very peaceful and scenic!! The animals are very well treated. Lots of birds and animals to see. My boy aged 6 had freedom to run around. Well worth a visit. Good value and very accessible from killarney

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Killarney, Ireland
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Day #53 on my #100happydays journey on facebook brought me to Coolwood Wildlife Park after work this afternoon & Just Wow! After your initial walk up the main path you encounter this explosion of sound & vision and your senses will be going 90! It divides into Wetland & Grassland areas & you're invited to visit all aspects and you... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

.Took a visit to Coolwood yesterday as there was a review on Welfare issues of these animals. Let me tell you i saw nothing wrong there what so ever. I am currently studying animal welfare in college and no what is envolved. The birds of prey were in top condition and well fed and breeding signs of happy healthy birds.... More

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4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

All I can say is that someone from the ISPCA should pay a visit, we were very concerned by the filth, lack of space in the cages, birds of pray in tiny enclosures with barely any space to move, an iguana who could do with some sunlight and a skunk who looked suicidal from boredom, they had a tiny raccoon... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was our third year running to visit coolwood. The staff were so nice, we sent ages speaking to lady that worked there. It was lovely to be able to see and rub the animals. The animals are so friendly. We loved the male lemur that was out running around. Like I said, this was our third time and it... More

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