Castlecomer Discovery Park is delighted to be participating in Heritage week again this year with two knock out events! The last week in August is once more earmarked to celebrate our rich and vibrant heritage. Make sure to come along to these free informative and fun events. All events are FREE!
Tour of the Deerpark Colliery Tuesday 21 August, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Castlecomer Discovery Park commemorates its mining legacy with a tour of the Deerpark Colliery. Enjoy this fascinating guided tour of the former Deerpark Colliery site with ex-miner Seamus Walsh.
Seamus will enthrall you with stories of life down the mine. Follow him back in time to the mouth of the tunnel as you see and hear about the Deerpark Colliery, the most productive coal mine in Ireland in its time. Participants meet in Castlecomer Discovery Park’s Visitor Centre at 10.30am before driving out to Deerpark (own transport required). Rainwear and sturdy footwear are advised.