Visitor Information

Castlecomer Discovery Park Visitor Information
Visitor Information

Opening Hours

Visitor Centre, Coal Mining Exhibition & The Jarrow Restaurant

Visitor Centre & The Jarrow Restaurant opens 7 days per week in high season.  Limited hours in low season.

Weekdays: 9.30am-5pm

Weekends: 10am-5pm (May-August) and 10.30am-4pm (September-April).

Last admission to the Coal Mining Exhibition starts 1 hour before closing time.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities are available to book online and have Seasonal opening hours which vary throughout the year.

Daily 11am – last ticket sales 3pm during school midterm & Easter holiday breaks.

Daily 11am – last ticket sales approx 4.00 pm for July & August

Weekends only during off peak times Sept 1st to Nov 1st & March 17th onwards

See website and social media pages for latest updates.

Group bookings are welcome for all activities throughout the year
(Pre-booking essential).

Park Grounds and Walking Trails

Woodland Trails open daily from 8.30am until dusk

Visitor Information

Getting Here

We are located immediately outside the town of Castlecomer on the Dublin side of the N78. We are approx. 25 min. drive from Kilkenny city and 70 mins. from Newlands Cross flyover.

We are easily accessible from the M9 and M7 motorways.

Visitor Information

Activity Price List

Please read our Terms & Conditions prior to booking Terms and Conditions 2020

  • Zipline & Octagon High Ropes Course: €27
  • Octagon High Ropes Course only: €16
  • Ireland’s Longest Zipwire only €16
  • Skywalk Challenge €25
  • Climbing Wall & Skywalk Challenge €30
  • Archery: €16 per target (up to 2 participants per target)
  • JWAC & Bouncing Net Combo €12
  • Junior Woodland Adventure Course : €8
  • The Bouncing Net €5
  • Timber Tumblers Playground Free
  • Elf & Fairy Village Free
  • Boating: €16 (per boat – 4 per boat)
  • Team Challenge: €12.50 (min. group 20)
  • Raft Building: €50 pp (min. group 20, requires 4-5 hours)
  • Catapult Building: €20 (min. group 20)
  • Orienteering Trails: €3
  • Axe Throwing €10 per person
  • Coal-Mining Exhibition: €5 (concessions apply)
  • All-Day Parking: €5, Annual Car Park Pass €50
  • Gift Vouchers available from €15
Visitor Information

Car Parks and Associated Parking Fee Information

We have one main car park located at the front of the park close to the Visitor Centre. A parking fee applies which contributes to the general upkeep of the park.  We are a not for profit social enterprise, all income from the park supports our maintenance, insurance and general upkeep of the park.

First hour FREE
€4 up to 3 hours
€5 for all day parking

Annual pass available from the Visitor Centre for €50

Please view our Privacy Policy Here CDP Privacy Statement