A site comprising a range of habitats including turloughs, Lough Coole, grassland and mixed deciduous woodland, situated north-west of Gort in County Galway. It is a popular public amenity area.
The site was designated a Special Protection Area on the basis of its migratory waterfowl, particularly Cygnus cygnus which is an Annex I species under the EC Birds Directive.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Coole Park and Garryland complex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2021.