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Address: Coolcaslagh, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 064-6636288
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Well worth a visit.

We had passed the turn off to this wildlife park and never bothered to investigate. A park in unusual waterland/hilly terrain with abundant interesting animal life. Nice walk up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
Baz365
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County Cork, Ireland
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English first
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I could not believe the amount of wildlife in Cool wood park.But I was ashamed to see the puppies and their conditions.I immediately brought my children away from the puppies so they could not see them suffer.Their enclosure was horrible very upsetting. And Also the turkey there, ran after my youngest daughter Beth.I hope that they will improve this.

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County Cork, Ireland
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13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had passed the turn off to this wildlife park and never bothered to investigate. A park in unusual waterland/hilly terrain with abundant interesting animal life. Nice walk up from the car park it is one a mile or so up from the Cork/Killarney road.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were told about this place by The Ewe in Glengarriff, otherwise we would have missed a great afternoon. It has a wonderful entrance and pathways that lead you around the grounds, with information about the animals. It is impressive for a family run business. Our kids 5, 7 and 9 enjoyed it and we really appreciated the work involved... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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112 reviews 112 reviews
29 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Just discovered this little gem on our last day in Killarney and we had the best time there. Cool Wood is a family run wildlife sanctuary with lots to engage adults and especially children. You get there with a gently 8 minute walk through a beautiful wooded walk. The area is divided into two main areas, the woodland and the... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

On a trip with my husband thought we would see the animals we were discussed with the state of the animals and the enclosures! The emus we constantly giving if warning signals!! It's a shame as could be a great place!

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Waterford, Ireland
1 review
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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Ireland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Westmeath
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

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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