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Coole Park

1km from Gort, Co Galway, Ireland, Gort, Ireland
+353 91 631 804
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Reaxing

Walks ranging from 10min to 90min with very little hills. Beautiful scenery and history to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kinmonasouth
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Galway, Ireland
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Beautiful grounds

Great place for a hike and a bit of literary enlightenment. Stroll the grounds of Lady Gregory's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
trlarkin
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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“lady gregory” (37 reviews)
“autograph tree” (42 reviews)
“walled garden” (22 reviews)
LOCATION
1km from Gort, Co Galway, Ireland, Gort, Ireland
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+353 91 631 804
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"wild garlic"
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"thoor ballylee"
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"interesting museum"
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"tea room"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walks ranging from 10min to 90min with very little hills. Beautiful scenery and history to be enjoyed by young and old.

Thank kinmonasouth
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a hike and a bit of literary enlightenment. Stroll the grounds of Lady Gregory's home and learn the history of this lovely park! Be sure not to miss the Autograph tree!

Thank trlarkin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely park just a few miles outside Gort. The cafe is very expensive but the walks etc are free. Recommended.

Thank Carmel B
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

Famous for it's assosciations with lady Gregory, Yeats and the Irish Literary Revival, Coole Park is now a publicly owned forest park with some lovely trails to explore, the autograph tree, the lake made famous in 'The wild swans of Coole'. The house is sadly...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

The physical beauty coupled with the rich history associated with Lady Gregory make this a great location to spend some time. The welcome video on Lady Gregory does a nice job in telling her story. The grounds are magnificent and a joy to walk through....More

1  Thank SeanPOM
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Getting back to the simple things in life is what this nature reserve possesses. We packed a lunch. There are numerous places to have it ie.the lake,river,forest(there are benches along the trails),the walled garden of Lady Gregory. You could spend an hour or a day...More

Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

Lovely grounds. Shaded paths through breathtaking woodlands. The exhibit in the visitors' center gives one a feel for the history of this wonderful place as well as it's central role in Irish history.

Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Authors who were friends of Lady Gregory carved their initials in the trunk. We saw a video in the visitor's center and then walked around the park with a guide. We saw families with small children walking around and riding bikes.

1  Thank molly30087
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Coole Park was the family home of Lady Gregory (co founder of the Abbey Theatre) and became a haunt of Ireland’s most famous poet, WB Yeats. Sadly the house is no more but the forests, lake and walled garden continue to provide a wonderful amenity...More

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

This park is a fantastic retreat for those loving nature and for those who don't as much.The park has many a tall tree and looks majestic even in the middle of winter. the autograph tree is very cool, having a number of famous signatories. The...More

Thank Stephen M
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KiaraOR
May 25, 2018|
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Response from Patricia M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are bathrooms in the café as the gentleman above said.
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MPSweeney
April 22, 2015|
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Response from Ingrid D | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of buses from Galway to Gort, but none to Coole park. Coole is about 2 km from Gort town. If you are a person who walks a lot this will be no problem. Otherwise I would suggest that you get the bus to... More
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