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Coolwood Wildlife Park

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Address: Coolcaslagh, Killarney, Ireland
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+353 64 663 6288

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Very enjoyable visit with large variety of animals

Visited Coolwood with my daughter and grandsons. There was a lovely variety of creatures. Most of them seemed very contented. The large grey owl did seem a little confined in his... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kenmare, Ireland
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Kenmare, Ireland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Coolwood with my daughter and grandsons. There was a lovely variety of creatures. Most of them seemed very contented. The large grey owl did seem a little confined in his cage.

Thank Helenbrosnan
Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Place needs a major face lift. Most of all though a lot of the enclosures look to small and are really not in great shape. The kids playground is not inviting.

2 Thank BrianH520
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Was a nice day out.kids enjoyed it but it was upsetting to me to see the eagles in rotted,small cages which would not cater for any flight.eagle looked injured.no expert myself but he looked miserable.

2 Thank scahill101
County Limerick, Ireland
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We visited Coolwood Wildlife and it was €22 for 2 adults and 1 child. When you arrive you have about a 10 minute walk up a mountain path to get the wildlife area. Its quiet a nice walk and buggy friendly. There is a playground on the way to the wildlife area.....have to say the playground was creepy, it was... More 

2 Thank Niamhoc12
Ballinskelligs, Ireland
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We enjoyed our trip to Coolwood so much! I particularly enjoyed the biodiversity preserved by the park, it was interesting to see biodynamic bogs as part of the forest which have not been drained, and imagine how much of Ireland used to also look in more ancient times. We are Canadians and had to smile when they showed us the... More 

Thank Kate W
Cork, Ireland
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

this was an excellent morning trip. the range and variety of animals and birds was amazing. THIS WAS WELL WORTH THE MONEY

Thank martin o
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

While some animals seemed to have appropriate housing, like the rabbits and geese, others were in desparate need of bigger and cleaner cages, like all the birds, monkeys, chinchillas and raccoons. Especially the owls seemed distressed.

1 Thank SemperFy
Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We came here 3 years ago and to be honest very little seems to have changed, The shop is the same the first play area is the same. Some of the enclosures look very shabby and quite small in comparison to what we are used to seeing in the UK. Some of the enclosures tell you what animal is in... More 

1 Thank Tricia F
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We came upon this place by flook while camping in Killarney. Reasonably priced for family of 4 with every type of animal from a puppy to an owl to a goat wandering the path. Yes, it could do with a little TLC, but in the grand scheme of things every animal looked well cared for and our 6 year old... More 

Thank Jill g
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Even though most of the kids enjoyed it I found it very disappointing in comparison to others, such a shame as so much more could be done to make it more attractive, some of the cages were empty and spaces where cages use to be, very boring and much better alternatives nearby IMO

3 Thank M5895TUsarahm

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