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What’s Happening at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Remembering a wonderful son of Castlecomer, Seamus Walsh

Today we say goodbye to our very dear friend Seamus Walsh, a passionate advocate for keeping our mining heritage alive, he was also a dedicated and hardworking board member of the Discovery Park. Seamus was the epitome of a Renaissance man, a gifted story teller and writer, a poet, a musician and singer.  He made…

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The Power of Community!

Castlecomer should stand up and take a bow, it’s a real testament to what a community can achieve to create change for themselves.  For hundreds of years Castlecomer was defined by its coalmining industry, it formed the economic and social fabric of the town. So when the mines closed with the loss of hundreds of…

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Social Enterprise Development Fund Show Case

Last week we were so delighted to join the cream of Irish Social Enterprise for RETHINK IRELAND’S first ever virtual Social Enterprise Development Fund Showcase. Over 500 people joined the event from all over the world, from Roscommon to Rosslare and all the way over to Peru! The event even trended on twitter with the…

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Level 5 Restrictions Notice

December 31st 2020 In line with the latest Government restrictions, Castlecomer Discovery Park is making some changes to its planned programming. Visitors Please Note! The Canopy Cafe and Christmas lights will be closed effective today 31st December at 3.00. The park remains open for walkers and we welcome those from within the 5KM radius to…

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