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Coolwood Wildlife Park

Coolcaslagh, Killarney, Ireland
064-6636288
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Ranked #33 of 66 Attractions in Killarney
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
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English first
County Cork, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
26 helpful votes 26 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 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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