Castlecomer Discovery Park | Kilkenny Tourism

Castlecomer Discovery Park


Castlecomer Discovery Park - Family Fun in Kilkenny

Explore Castlecomer Discovery Park, set in a spectacular 80 acre woodland. The Discovery Park boasts an exciting range of recreational and educational activities. Nibble on delicious treats in the award winning café, visit the fascinating multi-media mining museum and splash about in our pedal boats while taking in the beautiful scenery and natural settings of the park. Find yourself vanishing into the world of creative arts and craft workshops and experience first-hand the detailed craftsmanship that goes into each and every piece, while fighting the temptation to purchase 1, 2 or 10 pieces!!


Castlecomer, Kilkenny. 

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.

Peddle around 
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.

Zip Lining & 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 

Introducing Ireland's longest over water Zip Line, 300 metres of Adrenalin Pumping Fun! Book now

Craft Shops
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. 

Walking Trails 
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.


Team Building 
“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

Opening Hours

  • 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

Contact Details

Castlecomer Demesne Co. Ltd
The Estate Yard,
Co. Kilkenny

Phone: 056 4440707
Fax: 056 4440628