Castlecomer is a former coal mining town. One of the main attractions is the Castlecomer Discovery Park. It is set in the former gardens and stable yard of the Wandesforde Estate, visitors to Castlecomer Discovery Park can enjoy both indoor and outdoor experiences including tree top adventure walk, climbing wall and woodland trails. It is also a popular spot for crafts people from those creating individual sculptures to one-off commission pieces such as engagement rings. Only a 15 minute drive from Kilkenny City, it is worth a visit.
He has over 10 years experience in making one-off commission pieces such as engagement rings and unusual individual items of jewellery. He takes your idea from concept to finished article with his unique design style and skill base.
Stone carver Aileen-Anne Brannigan works with locally quarried Kilkenny Limestone and Black Marble, creating individual sculptures, commemorative pieces and carved stone bowls designed to enhance any setting.
Don't miss an opportunity to play this fantastic 18 hole, beautifully designed golf course with breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape. The course is set in a 200-year-old forest of elevated beauty, with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. With new developments of this course completed in 2003, the new layout has been uniquely designed and well received by all players.
Rosemarie creates exquisite hand thrown stoneware tableware which is more reminiscent of china than pottery. The soft hues of Rosemarie Durr Pottery are subtle, yet distinctive and fit into every home and lifestyle.
Andrew hand builds forms using white earthenware clay and decorates them with coloured slips. Each one is a unique piece of art in its shape and decoration. His work is influenced by the indigenous arts of Africa and the Americas.
His distinctive geometric/three dimensional range is crafted from precious metals and set with natural gemstones, especially Tahitian “black” pearl and diamond. Commissions are welcome at his workshop, located at the Castlecomer Estate Yard.
Creamery House is an 18th century Georgian house located in the centre of the town of Castlecomer in County Kilkenny. Originally built in approx.1750 by the Wandesforde family who lived on the eastern side of the Deen river which flows through the town. Creamery House became dilapidated over the years but has now been extensively restored.
Summer is Here! –Castlecomer Discovery Park launches daily opening of all its activities
It’s summer, time to enjoy sunshine and a break from routine. It is also a time to find ways of keeping kids happy as they while away their holidays. Take the chance to go “screen free” and get into the great outdoors!
Activities at Castlecomer Discovery Park are now open daily from 11.00 am. There is adventure to be had as you walk through the treetops, with views of the River Deane on the parks famous tree top walk. For the more adventurous there Ireland’s longest over water zip line (300 meters), or try the Octagon, our high ropes challenge course.
Magic is in the air at the ELF village, one of the most popular places at Castlecomer Discovery Park. This year the park has launched its woodland café “The Canopy Café” which means parents can enjoy some delicious coffee and sandwiches while kids get climbing and balancing on the junior woodland course.
Visitors will also be able to try their hand at archery, the parks newest activity. Nestled in the stunning woodlands of the park, your little ones and not so little ones can imagine they are Robin Hood. As well as being lots of fun there is the physical and mental benefits, it builds upper body strength, improves mental focus and coordination.
“We are looking forward to a really exciting summer season, all our instructors are trained and ready to help visitors take the leap off our zip line, manoeuvre the high ropes challenges on the Octagon and harness up for the tree top walk and climbing wall. For the less adventurous there is canoeing or pedal boating on our stunning lakes” Jo McCarthy Activity Manager
“We are especially pleased to have the new additions of the Canopy Café and Archery on site, there are also plans to extend the junior play area during the season, so watch this space! It’s easier than ever to book now also as we have introduced our new on line booking system at www.discoverypark.ie/booking ” Kathy Purcell Castlecomer Discovery Park
Activities open daily from 11.00 (last bookings at 3.00 pm)
Avoid disappointment and book online at www.discoverypark.ie/booking
Call 056 4440707 or see www.discoverypark.ie