Castlecomer Discovery Park

At the Midlands Park Hotel

Castlecomer Discovery Park is situated in a stunning 80 acres of woodlands, on The Estate Yard, in Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, which is 35 minutes from the Midlands Park Hotel.

This recreational and educational park boasts some exciting activities for everyone of all ages.


Zipline and Advanced High Rope Courses, Ireland’s longest over-water zipline, 300 metres long and 30 metres over the ground.


Zipline is €16.00 per person. Advanced High Ropes Course is €16.00 per person. Combining both is €27.00 per person.
Arrive 30 minutes early before allocated time to register in the Visitor Centre. 

Tree-Top Adventure

Tree-Top Adventure, Climbing Wall and Leap of Faith
Tree-Top: Walk 10 metres high above the Sycamore treetops, 140 metres long course.
Climbing Wall: Climb the 7 metres pole, balance on the platform and take a leap of faith.
Suitable for families, team-building, or corporate groups.
Minimum age must be 7 years+. Minimum height is 1.2 metres. Maximum weight 120kg/19 stone.

*Note: Pre-booking essential. Large groups 20+ can be facilitated outside of this.


Tree-Top Walk only €13.00 per person with a 10% discount for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children)
Tree-Top and Climbing Wall Bundle Deal €17.00 per person
Junior Woodland Adventure Course
Encouraging small children to become more active and adventurous
Suitable for 3-8 years old
Helmets provided
€5.00 per child for two turns, tickets at the reception


Enjoy boating around two stunning lakes in natural woodlands
Admire the beautiful backdrop of fully restored 17th century stone bridge


Maximum fee €16.00 per boat for 30 minutes
€5.00 per person, minimum of 2 persons per boat
Maximum 5 persons per paddle boat
Maximum 3 persons per canoe
For boat bookings, call +353 (0) 56 444 0707 or e-mail us

*Change of clothes and suitable footwear required. (No flip-flops)

*Children Under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

*Minimum age 4 years old. For Canadian Canoe, minimum age 12 years old with an adult and without an adult minimum is 16 years of age.

*Misconduct will result in removal from the lake. No jumping into the water.


Three orienteering trails inside the 80 acres of woodlands, varies in distance, 1.6km short, 2.4km medium and 3km long
Participate as an individual, in pairs or as a team
Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear are recommended
Laminate maps for €5.00 which includes a €2.00 deposit on return of the map
Open 7 days per week from 9:30am to 5:00pm or until 8:00pm

Other Features

• Visitor Centre • Coal-Mining Museum • Yoga • Jarrow Café • Exhibition Space • Craft Yard

Car Park

1st hour is FREE • Up to 3 hours is €4.00 • All day parking is €5.00 • Annual parking pass is €50.00

Opening Times

Visitor Centre

All year round, weekdays 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
May to August (Weekends) 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, September to April 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Last admission to the Coal Mining Exhibition starts 1 hour before closing time.
Jarrow Café - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

Address: Castlecomer Discovery Park, The Estate Yard, Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, Ireland.

E-mail:    Phone: +353 (0) 56 4440707