Coole-Garryland Location


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53°05'32.0"N 8°50'13.0"W


Off N18, 4km north-west of Gort, Co Galway


  • Gort: 4 km 3 miles 
  • Galway: 35 km 22 miles
  • Ennis: 30 km 18 miles 
  • Limerick: 65 km 40 miles on M18 at Gort
  • Dublin: 205 km 127 miles


The Limerick/Galway train service operates through Gort.
Further information from Iaranród Eireann/Irish Rail  or 1850 366 222


No 51 serving Galway/Ennis/Shannon Airport/Limerick/Cork stops in Gort.
Further information from Bus Eireann   Phone: Galway 091 562000

Nature Reserve Opening Times

Summer: 8.00 to 19.30

Winter: 8.00 to 18.00

Contact Us

Coole-Garryland Nature Reserve
Co. Galway

Telephone: +353 (0)91 631804
Fax:  +353 (0)91 631653

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Leave No Trace


Dog owners may bring their dogs to Coole-Garryland, but for the protection of wildlife, the safety of the dog(s) and for the comfort of other visitors, we would ask that all dogs are kept on a lead while in the Nature Reserve. Please, follow Leave No Trace principles and take your dog dirt home with you.

With the exception of guide dogs, dogs are not permitted in the visitor centre, tearooms or outdoor eating area connected to the tearooms.


For conservation reasons, the removal of rocks, plants, animals, mushrooms, and other materials from the Nature Reserve is not permitted.


Picnic areas are provided in the Walled Garden. Please use the litter bins provided or take your rubbish home with you.


For safety and environmental reasons, the use of barbecues is not permitted.


All large scale events (e.g. sponsored walks) and many recreational activities require a permit.  Applications for a permit should be made to the Visitor Centre in writing, in person, by phone or by email at least 1 month prior to the proposed event. 

Photography and Filming

Visitors are welcome to take photos and to film in the Nature Reserve. Commercial photography and filming requires a permit. This can be applied for by contacting the Visitor Centre in writing, in person, by phone or by email at least fourteen days prior to proposed date of filming.