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Coolwood Wildlife Park

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Coolcaslagh, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 6288
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Coolwood Wildlife Park is just outside of Killarney town and is a place to visit on your travels... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Sarah O
Bromley, United Kingdom
Closure notice!!!

Avoid at all costs... animals show signs of neglect ... very upsetting ... the enclosures were... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
County Cork, Ireland
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Coolcaslagh, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 6288
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Coolwood Wildlife Park is just outside of Killarney town and is a place to visit on your travels. There are a variety of animals to see and there are some amazing views. There is a place to have coffee and cake after you have seen...More

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Avoid at all costs... animals show signs of neglect ... very upsetting ... the enclosures were dilapidated and very dirty... if the owners are struggling they should reach out for help for the sake of the animals... I left there very distressed ☹☹☹

Thank cmacoc67
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The pamphlet looked very attractive and the road signage leading up to it however if only the sanctuary was as well maintained. Cost €30 for entry(2 adults 2children), and another €16 for tea and apple tart. The coffee shop was filthy and before we entered...More

1  Thank Theresa A
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely day here and particularly enjoyed the area with goats, alpacas and prairie dogs - this was fantastic. Our toddler really enjoyed himself. However, for the admission price we expected much more. The toilet facilities resembled a horror film. There were very...More

Thank NeilJ84
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad we were told about the wandering lemurs. They were fantastic to see. And all the other wildlife just roaming around. The kids loved it

Thank Kerry H
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Visited Coolwood with my daughter and grandsons. There was a lovely variety of creatures. Most of them seemed very contented. The large grey owl did seem a little confined in his cage.

Thank Helenbrosnan
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Place needs a major face lift. Most of all though a lot of the enclosures look to small and are really not in great shape. The kids playground is not inviting.

2  Thank BrianH520
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Was a nice day out.kids enjoyed it but it was upsetting to me to see the eagles in rotted,small cages which would not cater for any flight.eagle looked injured.no expert myself but he looked miserable.

3  Thank scahill101
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We visited Coolwood Wildlife and it was €22 for 2 adults and 1 child. When you arrive you have about a 10 minute walk up a mountain path to get the wildlife area. Its quiet a nice walk and buggy friendly. There is a playground...More

2  Thank Niamhoc12
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We enjoyed our trip to Coolwood so much! I particularly enjoyed the biodiversity preserved by the park, it was interesting to see biodynamic bogs as part of the forest which have not been drained, and imagine how much of Ireland used to also look in...More

Thank Kate W
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