Castlecomer Discovery Park

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Castlecomer Discovery Park has 80 acres of woodland and 6km of trails surrounding two lakes, Castlecomer Discovery Park has plenty of room for exploration.

There is a Footprints in Coal Experience. Very popular with adults and children alike, this interactive multimedia exhibition uses fossils, life-size and scale models, video clips and mining artefacts to tell the complete story of the Castlecomer Coal from its formation 300 million years ago through over 300 years of mining history to the closure of the coal mines in 1969.

The adventure playground is designed around the themes of the Footprints in Coal exhibition with coal trucks and prehistoric animals constructed from timber

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From the centre of Castlecomer town take the N78 towards Dublin, go over the bridge and after 200m you will see the main iron gates for Castlecomer Discovery Park on your left.

Coming from the Athy or Carlow direction, Castlecomer Discovery Park is on the right hand side just before you enter Castlecomer town. There is parking on site for cars and buses. Just follow the signs as you come in through the main gates.


Opening times (March - April):
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening times (May – October):
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM9:30 AM - 5:30 PM9:30 AM - 5:30 PM9:30 AM - 5:30 PM9:30 AM - 5:30 PM9:30 AM - 5:30 PM9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Opening times (November – February):
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM10:30 AM - 4:00 PM10:30 AM - 4:00 PM10:30 AM - 4:00 PM10:30 AM - 4:00 PM10:30 AM - 4:00 PM10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Address: The Estate Yard, Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, Ireland.
Phone: +353 56 4440707
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