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Amazing Preserve

I managed to get there on a nice, quiet day. The grounds are lovely but please stop in and get... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2018
Bellingham, Washington
Tea Rooms Par Excellence

you have got to visit the tea rooms. Lunch is a must. Menu changes depending on locally sourced... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
Dundrum, Ireland
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Coole-Garryland Nature Reserve is at the centre of a rare and complex wetland system that is considered to be of global importance. The system includes underground rivers, seasonal lakes (turloughs), springs and swallow holes. Situated in the...more
1km From Gort, Co Galway, Ireland, Gort H91 HF5X, Ireland
+353 91 631 804
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Reviewed 28 December 2018

I managed to get there on a nice, quiet day. The grounds are lovely but please stop in and get information before you tour. It is well worth it. Outside of the town of Gort just a short distance. The place where all the well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

you have got to visit the tea rooms. Lunch is a must. Menu changes depending on locally sourced ingredients, but you'll be bound to find something delicious. Top marks to the chef and the friendly team

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

As is evident from the reviews, Coole Park is a very popular tourist amenity with strong literary and other associations. In season, it is very busy - and no place for a dog. (I speak as a dog owner!). The “Garryland” referred to in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank corribryan
Reviewed 12 November 2018

A couple of hours here is more effective than any medication you would take. Clears the mind and energises the body. Great place for a leisurely stroll or exercise

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gazzaflazza23
Reviewed 2 November 2018

This year we were delighted to find that the tea rooms were advertised as being open 7 days a week. Then we found a notice on the door which said that they are only open Thursday to Sunday! Nonetheless we came here for lunch and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tymoshan
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This was really worth the autumn visit. Only here for around 45 minutes as it started to rain and we had to meet our son for lunch. Will visit again except next time give it more time.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Not far from home this was a place we had meant to visit numerous times. It is an excellent spot for a family with small children! The visitors centre is fantastic, so informative and detailed! The food in the tea rooms is exceptional and there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Galwaygirl1504
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We visited Coole Park on Sunday afternoon and had a lovely walk from Garryland to Coole Park ( about one hour ). Finished up having a meal sitting outside the Cafe ( with our dog, ). The staff are so friendly and the food is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank mollybeth186609
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Coole Park has it all. It is a serene place of natural beauty as well as having deep historic and cultural relevance thanks to its connections with figures such as Lady Gregory and William Butler Yeats. Coole Park was easy to find and is only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Really lovely park, you can feel how fresh the air is and it is surrounded by overgrown trees and moss. it was a lovely say and it was not too busy at all. There were a few people with dogs but note there are no...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Hannah C
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Response from Patricia M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are bathrooms in the café as the gentleman above said.
22 April 2015|
Response from Ingrid D | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of buses from Galway to Gort, but none to Coole park. Coole is about 2 km from Gort town. If you are a person who walks a lot this will be no problem. Otherwise I would suggest that you get the bus to... More