Exciting new plans to expand one of Kilkenny’s most popular tourist attractions
One of Kilkenny’s most popular tourist destinations has unveiled exciting new plans to expand its facilities.
Castlecomer Discovery Park, the not-for-profit park developed by the people of the town, is looking to upgrade some of the facilities at the park and create some new structures.
The group behind the park, Castlecomer Demense Company Limited, has applied to Kilkenny County Council to replace the existing tree top walk and construct a brand new tree top walk, which will consist of new standalone structures that will include new towers and viewing platforms.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the park is currently closed. However, the Discovery Park enjoyed record visitor figures last year when 144,000 tourists came through the park’s gates.
Castlecomer Discovery Park is set on 80 acres of lush woodland, originally part of Castlecomer House Demesne of the Wandesforde Estate.
Apart from the treetop walk and Ireland’s longest zipline, the park offers a host of other outdoor activities including canoeing, orienteering, and archery, as well as the coal-mining museum and Castlecomer Craft Yard.
A decision on the park’s application is due in early December.