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Castlecomer Discovery Park

Address: The Estate Yard, | Castlecomer, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 564440707
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Kilkenny
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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English first
County Laois, Ireland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

2 families combined came here for a Christmas tour to see Santa, very authentic and enjoyable for both adults and children

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County Kildare, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Love this park. Beautiful in the frost and snow, even better in summer. The walk around the park is well laid out and us perfect for a stroll with children. The Christmas experience here is the best I've been to.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great facility with well kept and well marked routes. Lovely café there for afterwards. We went for the longer walk which winds around forestry and lakes.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
39 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Situated on the outskirts of Castlecomer with plenty of parking space this really is an excellent place to spend the best part of a day. First we visited the exhibition centre and learnt a lot about the local history and in particular the mining details of the area through an excellent audio / visual and interactive programme. We were most... More 

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Carlow, Ireland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Although I loved the walk in the tree tops I found it overpriced and more like an conveyor belt operation. There was no personal touch about it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I've visited Castlecomer Discovery Park many times over the past few years - there always seems to be something new happening. My most recent visit was with the family for their Christmas event where we got to visit Santa, Mrs Claus and we went on the train to see the new Elf Village. All in all this was a lovely... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Had a wonderful visit with a group of friends on Sun 4th Jan 2015. will be back in the summer. walks were undertaken by all of the group and we then had lunch in the cafe and children played in the play area. Five of the younger went to the sweet shop and eachpaid 3.50for a large lollypop. One child... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I went to do the tree top adventure walk for my two kids who were so excited.When we arrived at the reception desk to book our ticket we waited 15 minutes before being attended to.When we asked them for the tickets they said they were closed but on their advertisement leaflet it clearly stated the only days they were closed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Went to Santa today and I must say Mrs Claus spoiled our day. She was rude and inappropriate. Kids and adults could not wait to leave. Santa and the train ride were great and presents were of a high quality.

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ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Went to see Santa last night 8pm. Had a 10 yr and a 12 yr with us. From girls at reception , girl serving mulled wine and tea , train driver and elfs they were all still smiling after a busy day. Mrs Claus was very funny ( has us all up dancing) Santa took his time with the children,... More 

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