Wolf Walkers Walking Trail at Castlecomer Discovery Park
October is WolfWalkers Month in Kilkenny, Celebrate it with us!
As we enter this latest Phase 5 lockdown phase, we will not be running our adventure activities on weekends and during mid term break as originally planned. However our 80 acre park remains open for walkers to enjoy. Please be mindful of other users of the park, always keep your 2 meter social distance and make sure not to block the walkways if you are in a group.
We had planned to run a WOLFWALKERS family trail during mid term break and we still have this available for our local residents to enjoy! Read on here if you would like to go on our “Be a Wolf” Trail.
To celebrate the release of Cartoon Saloons newest feature film “WolfWalkers”, Kilkenny Animated Festival have designated October as “WolfWalkers” month. A host of events, screenings, illuminations takes place all around the County as part of the Festival.
Castlecomer Discovery Park is delighted to add a FREE family friendly event to this programme, our specially created “Be a Wolf” trail as part of “WolfWalkers” month.
We are asking you to be a wolf as you navigate the park with learning stops along the way. You will get a “Be a Wolf Notebook” which you will use on your wolf journey.
In addition, we are delighted to be able to give each child an A3 poster from the movie, especially created by Cartoon Saloon. You can bring this home to frame for your bedroom.
WOLFWALKERS follows Robyn Goodfellowe, a young apprentice hunter who journeys to Ireland with her father in a time of superstition and magic to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the “Wolfwalkers” and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.
The Apple Original film is directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart and written by Will Collins (Song of the Sea). Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Tomm Moore and Stéphan Roelantsserve as producers. It follows Moore’s two prior Oscar®-nominated animated features, The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, as well as Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar®-nominated The Breadwinner, the last two of which also made their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“Be a Wolf” Family Trail runs every day from 11.00 to 4.00, all you have to do is get your “Be a Wolf” booklet from reception at our visitor centre.