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Coole Park

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Address: 1km from Gort, Co Galway, Ireland, Gort, Ireland
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Beautiful evocative setting

Walks well laid out. An outdoor treat. Interpretive centre and tea rooms available high season with lots of parking.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walks well laid out. An outdoor treat. Interpretive centre and tea rooms available high season with lots of parking.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

loved every minute of our walk around Coole Park - fantastic scenery & well signed walkway. Pity the coffee shop was closed as it was off season. Will definately pay a return visit

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Crisp Autumn day, clear skies, a walk down the paths, through the colourful leaves to a picturesque lake - absolutely beautiful. Perfect for couples, families,dog walking, picnics or just catching a moment of calm to yourself in the midst of nature. What a gorgeous location.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Coole Park is an ideal visitor attraction, catering for people who love literature and history, and those who enjoy walking in beautiful woods, in a walled garden and along the edges of a lake. The coffee in the cafe was excellent. The visitor centre is informative, with an excellent exhibit telling the story of the place through the eyes of... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had a great day here from the picnic on arrival, to see the exhibition to a beautiful walk, a truly great family day out, with amazing scenery in the woods, by the water and in the Garden, it will live long in the memory.

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Europe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you want to chill-out, here is the place. I loved the autograph tree and museum with so much history and personal family info. There i a lot of space to explore. The cafe is also delightful with very fresh foods and a variety of hot & cold drinks. Highly recommended.

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Coole is lovely for a stroll in the mornings. I always go "off track" and walk along the turlough (flood permitting!) and take in the sights down along there, love when the swans are there, so peaceful. Tea Room is usually good although it is only open at weekends from end of Sept to March (I think).

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Cooke Park is one of the most important sites in Irish literature, thanks to the nihilism of the 1940's Irish Government, the original manor was torn down and all that is left is the foundations. There is a small exhibition, the DVD of Lady Gregory's life shown in the exhibition centre is good but all in all, it's not a... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Fantastic audiovisual experience and a really lovely exhibition 'Me and Nu' We also had an excellent tour guide in Margaret. It would have been nice to have more time and we intend going back to visit again.

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a great place to walk around on a nice afternoon. Many famous literary figures have visited here over a century ago and its interesting to see what life was like one hundred years ago. There's also a large park around here where you can walk with friends or family and enjoy the scenery. Trees and lakes, etc.

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