Location in Ireland
|• Dáil Éireann||Longford–Westmeath|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-1 (IST (WEST))|
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Coole (Irish: An Chúil) is a village in County Westmeath, Ireland, on the R395 regional road. It is situated on a plateau that overlooks the part of the Bog of Allen, cultivated for peat for fuel consumption purposes by Bórd na Móna, the government-owned peat production industry and for garden plant soil compost products by Harte Peat Ltd., a private enterprise, and Bórd na Móna.
The village is stretched over a series of junctions and cross-roads. These regional and communal roads connect to Castlepollard to the east, Coolure, near Lough Derravaragh to the south, and Abbeylara to the north-west in neighbouring County Longford. Another communal road accesses and crosses the low-lying bog-land, permitting machinery access to the area.
The village consists of a pub, a post office, a shop, a church, and a medical centre. There is also a primary school and a parish community hall.
Coole is the birthplace of Lt. Maurice James Dease VC, the first posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross in the Great War at the Battle of Mons.