Welcome to Castlecomer Discovery Park
Make it a Crafty Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park
LATE OPENING: Visitors are welcome for late opening on Thursday and Friday evenings, throughout December until 7pm. While children enjoy the Christmas Experience parents can meet the makers at the design craft workshops based in the stable yard and buy unique, handmade gifts. Discounted fishing also available on lakes until Feb. (see fishing)
Set in the former grounds of the Wandesforde Estate, Castlecomer Discovery Park is located just under 20km north of Kilkenny City. It comprises 80 acres of stunning natural woodland and lakes and began as a community project to rejuvenate the town of Castlecomer following the closure of the coal mines in 1969. This relatively ‘young’ park opened to the public in 2007 with the launch of the Coal Mining Exhibition, Visitor Centre and Design Craft studios which are located in the former stable yard. This beautiful Park continues to evolve and is actively developing a range of exciting recreational, cultural and educational activities for visitors of all ages. Recently launched attractions include a Tree Top Adventure Walk, a ‘Leap of Faith’ experience and a Climbing Wall. Further developments are ongoing. We look forward to welcoming you here at the park soon!
Entry to the park is free with a nominal charge of €2 for all day car parking.
View our exciting new video below to see all the Tree Top Walk Adventure activities in action!
Listed as ‘One of the Three Best Family Attractions in Leinster’ 2012, 2013