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“What a hidden surprise!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coole Park

Coole Park
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Gort
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What a hidden surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

Came to here by chance after an OPW worker from another site told us about it. What a hidden gem. The gardens are stunning and so well maintained. The amount of songbirds there was astonishing and we wondered, concernly, how the proposed development of the extension of the Motorway would affect this beautiful site.
The tree was amazing and really is a hidden treasure. Even the children aged 15 and 11 were fascinated by the history of the place. How sad the house is not here now anymore, another sad effect from Irish History, but the converted stable building into a very well worth told story of the history of Coole Park was brought alive by Audio visual made it interesting to all. And free!!! so welcome in our current economic times. The tea rooms made a welcome break before leaving the area. The drinks were comparably priced and the delicious cakes went down a treat.

Visited June 2014
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“Incredible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you are. Poet and Yeats buff it is amazing. If, like me, you only know his name, it is a great learning experience . Such a beautiful extensive park that would have been stunning on a day without the rain we had. The paths and the tress were stunning and the wold flowers that grew under the trees were gorgeous. We could have easily spent all day there but had to move on? An amazing place and all for free! Lovely place if you have more time to sit and tKe in the beauty.do not drive by even if like us you only have an hour .....it was very memorable.

Visited May 2014
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Galway
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12 reviews
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“visited many times since kids were young”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have visited coole park since kids were young also brought our dog many times. Really enjoy walking the different routes or just roaming around taking whatever path takes our fancy. visitor centre worth a look to get the history of the place, the walled garden is lovely especially when its sunny with people playing, having picnics and bbqs. Kids loved looking at the deers when they were young. Cafe is nice but definately service is slow, so if there was a queue I really woundnt bother waiting as you'll be in very humour by the time you get served. It is a nuisance that they dont accept cards and although I cant say I a bad experience with the tea room staff, they definately dont come across very friendly.
These days our visits are just myself and husband as the kids are all grown up and moved out of home.
Also, theres a new path to garryland, ideal for a cycle.
And there are various talks from time to time that we have enjoyed.

Visited April 2014
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dublin
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30 reviews
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“Interesting Historic Site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

Very informative. Worth a visit. It is a pity that nearby Thoor Ballylee is closed because, visited together these two locations complement each other. Kiltarten is also a must-do stop for fans of WB Yeats or Lady Gregory. The staff are very helpful

The house at Coole Park no longer exists but you can still take a walk down to the lake and see Yeats' "nine and fifty swans" from his poem "The Wild Swans At Coole"

Visited May 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Great place to walk the Dog!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

We don't live to far from Coole Park and walk the dog here from time to time. Very nice park and lovely for picnics etc in the summer. There is a great history behind the park and it has a lovely coffee shop and educational visitors centre.

Visited February 2014
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