Castlecomer Discovery Park offers an exciting range of activities around the estate including tree top walks, climbing walls, boating, adventure playgrounds, orienteering and most recently Ireland’s longest zip wire and high ropes challenge. At the hub of the site, there is the Irish Mining Museum, a purpose-built cafe, craft village, and spaces for educational activities. 

Castlecomer Discovery Park comprises 80 acres of natural woodland and lakes. It opened to the public in 2007 to commemorate the coal-mining heritage following the closure of the local mines in 1969. It aims to develop rural tourism, generate local employment and regenerate the town.

  • Book today to enjoy our activities:
    • •Tree Top Adventure & Climbing Wall course
    • •Boating activities – Canoes & Paddle Boats
    • •New Junior Adventure Course for 3 – 8-year-olds
    • •305-meter-long zip line over our stunning lake. Ireland’s longest zip line
    • •Octagon High Ropes course
    • •Elf and Fairly Village
    • •Coal mining exhibition
    • •woodland Café – Canopy Café
    • •woodland orienteering trails, installed by Irish Orienteering Association
    • •Timber tumbles Playground

    4 walking trails (FREE) Approved for listing on National Trails website

Prepare yourself for a Spooktacular Halloween at Castlecomer Discovery Park


We are very excited about Halloween at the Discovery Park, our woodland is the perfect landscape to hide the most gruesome frights, that’s if you can manage to get down the zip line in the dark!

Booking now available

(The park has an early bird rate, so any bookings made before the end of September will receive a 10% discount. This is an over 16’s event and early booking is advised as place are limited.  Book online at www.discoverypark.ie/booking)







Now Open for Booking! Canoe Skills Level 1 & 2 Courses this September. 

Recognised Level 1 & 2 Canoeing Skills Award 6-Week Course. Suited for beginners and water enthusiasts, we teach you to canoe safely and competently in Grade 1 water and assist in basic rescues.  Adult course begins 7 Sept, 6pm. 12-17 Year Olds begins 5 Sept, 6pm. Runs weekly.

Our beautiful woodland cafe is now open. Nestled in the midst of our Elf Village, The Canopy Cafe has picnic style seating and a delicious range of snacks, light lunches and great coffee.

Activities open daily (11am-3pm). BOOK ONLINE to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.

“It’s an amazing day out for the family. Boating, tree top walking and orienteering, the must-do here is the massive zip line (above) over the historic forest. It’s a bustling spot, very popular with locals, and a must-stop along your Ancient East route” – (Irish Independent, 30 June 2016)

(Castlecomer Discovery Park is a Social Community Enterprise operating on a Not for Profit basis.) 

The level of professionalism was superb and I would recommend that anyone who has a fear of heights or a lack of self-belief try it out. Or if, like me, you think you’re Superman, give it a go – when you freeze mid-air and need a daughter to talk you through it, your ego will come back to earth with a bang.” The Tree Top Walk Adventures – (Irish Times, August 10, 2013)