Castlecomer Discovery Park | Kilkenny Tourism

Castlecomer Discovery Park


Castlecomer Discovery Park - Family Fun in Kilkenny

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  ” Kathy Purcell Castlecomer Discovery Park
Activities open daily from 11.00 (last bookings at 3.00 pm)
Avoid disappointment and book online at
Call 056 4440707 or see 


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