Castlecomer Discovery Park

Castlecomer Discovery Park

Castlecomer Discovery Park comprises 80 acres of natural woodland and lakes. It opened to the public in 2007 to commemorate the coal-mining heritage following closure of the local mines in 1969. It is a not for profit organisation that aims to develop rural tourism, generate local employment and regenerate the town.

The Park is already a well-established visitor attraction offering a range of activities around the estate including tree top walks, climbing walls, boating, adventure playgrounds, orienteering and most recently Ireland’s longest zip wire and high ropes challenge. At the hub of the site there is the Irish Mining Museum, a purpose built cafe, craft village and spaces for educational activities.


Current Activities

•  Tree Top Adventure , Climbing Wall course

•  Boating activities

•  3 woodland orienteering trails, installed by Irish Orienteering Association

•  New Junior Adventure Course (3 – 8 yr olds)

•  4 walking trails (FREE) Approved for listing on National Trails website

•  305 meter long zip line over our stunning lake. Ireland’s longest zip line.

•  Octagon High Ropes course

•  Schools education programme

•  Coal mining exhibition

•  Award winning café

•  Design craft workshops


Tree Top Adventure Walk, Climbing Wall and Leap of Faith

Set amongst the sycamore trees, the 7m high Tree-Top Adventure Walk has 14 obstacles to complete. Take on three levels of diÔ¨Éculty on the Climbing Wall and take a Leap of Faith from our 7m pole to catch a swinging trapeze bar (Min. age 7; min. height 1.2m; pre-booking essential; seasonal opening). Cost: Tree Top Walk €12.50pp, Climbing Wall & Leap of Faith €10pp, All 3 €20pp (Group rates available).

Woodland Play Areas Imaginative play areas include an enchanting Elf & Fairy Village

(FREE, accessible daily) and Bluebell Playhouse (FREE, open seasonally). Junior Woodland Adventure Course encourages balance, agility and risk (€5pp, 3 – 8 year olds, seasonal opening).

Timber Tumbles playground includes a mini zip-wire, climbing wall and more (FREE, open daily)!


Activities open weekends (11am-3pm). Group bookings (20+) possible midweek.

BOOK ONLINE to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.

CLICK HERE for a look at their brochure