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Visit Coole Park in Gort

The Coole Park is one of Ireland’s most spectacular nature reserve covering approximately 400 hectares (1000 acres) of wetland and woodlands located in Gort, just 10 minutes from Lady Gregory Hotel.  

Coole Park which, together with the adjoining Garryland, is a Nature Reserve of approximately 405 hectares. The Seven Woods, celebrated by W.B Yeats are part of the 6 kilometres of nature trails taking in woods, river, turlough, bare limestone and Coole lake.

There are two trails to follow. "The Family Trail" is an easy 1.75 km walk, taking you past the deer pen, the site of the house and into the walled garden to see the famous Autograph Tree. The 4.5 km "Seven Woods Trail" connects the different woods made famous in poetry by W.B. Yeats. Depending on the season, you might see bluebells and violets, jays and treecreepers, red squirrels and stoats, butterflies and dragonflies, or swans and other wetland birds.

This Galway Attraction is simple but yet beautiful, enjoy a family picnic, bring along the bikes or enjoy a family game of football, anything goes at Coole Park. You won't be disappointed.

Wander around the beauty of natural features such as underground rivers, seasonal lakes (turloughs), springs and swallow holes with your loved ones.

Experience the magical journey to discover the Autograph Tree, an old copper beech still standing in the walled garden. Many famous Irish literature legends carved their name initials on this tree in Coole Park, Gort, County Galway.

Opening Times

  • Summer – 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
  • Winter – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Address: Coole Park, Gort, County Galway, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0) 91 631804

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Located only 10 minutes away from Coole Park, the Lady Gregory Hotel is the perfect base for exploring this fantastic nature reserve. Enjoy easy access to many attractions in both Galway and Clare - check out our Special Offers below.