Coole Park is located just 3 km north-west of the lovely town of Gort in Co. Galway.
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 wont be disappointed. www.coolepark.ie