Castlecomer Discovery Park is nested in the charming and tranquil village of Castlecomer and is less than 20km away from Kilkenny city and just 30 minutes from M7, M8 and M9 motorways.
Things To Do
We are truly bursting with pride in showcasing our wonderful and diverse attractions available to visitors, no matter your age we’ve got the perfect experience for you.
Find a paddle buddy and take to the water for some fun filled leisurely boating activities in our stunning natural woodlands Lake. Admire the beautiful backdrop, filled with a variety of magnificent trees and our recently renovated 17th century stone bridge.
Tree top walks
Conquer your fear and discover your inner climber in a series of complicated rope walkways. Walk high above the Sycamore tree tops, 10 metres above the ground as you grapple with each new challenge while also catching a glimpse of the spectacular birds-eye view of the park
Coming Soon – Watch out for the launch of the longest ziplines in the Republic of Ireland, due to open April 2016.
Mum and Dad can sip on coffee’s and wander around our beautiful handful of craftsmanship shops, from Carl Parker Jewels to Rosmarie Durr pottery you will be astounded by each and every beautiful piece designed and carefully constructed.
Why not take a hike, have a picnic or explore the many winding and adventurous paths through the natural setting of the woodlands? Castlecomer Discovery Park offers the perfect place to get fit, experience nature and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it’s a quick stroll or something a little more challenging, we’ve got it all!
Step back in time and experience an interactive multi-media coal mining display that takes you on a journey through time. Explore 300 years of coal mining history through the use of life-sized reconstructions of prehistoric animals, plants, video clips, information panels, while experiencing prehistoric life in the coal swamps.
“A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind”!! Fancy a challenge? We’ve got plenty of fun filled, activity based and educational challenges available for group bonding sessions. From Orienteering, to conquering height fears we’ve got an array of challenges for your group to choose.
Primary and Secondary School Programme(s)
Students will use both indoor and outdoor spaces to learn and have fun by participating in a variety of activities, experiments and team tasks from curriculum-oriented programmes.
Visit our website for more information and to view our wide range of activities at http://www.discoverypark.ie/
- Weekdays – 9.30am – 5pm
- Weekends – 10am – 5pm (May – August) + 10.30 – 4.30 (September – April)
- Jarrow Café – 10am -5pm daily
- Boating – 12pm – 4.30pm
- Tree Top Adventures – 12pm 4.30pm
- NOTE: Opening times may vary throughout the year, please check the website
Castlecomer Demesne Co. Ltd
The Estate Yard,
Phone: 056 4440707
Fax: 056 4440628