Charleville castle at night
County Offaly is located in the centre of Ireland, between the River Shannon to the west and the Slieve Bloom Mountains to the east.
Offaly has everything to provide outdoor advernure tupes, families culture lovers and thrill-seekers from a traditional Irish tourist experience. County Offally hasaccommodation for all tastes with cottages hotels and bed & breakfasts, with plenty of things for all the family to do, locations to see, fantastic food to try, as well as famous Irish pubs and clubs .
When in County. Offaly, tourists will certainly discover a lot of tourist attractions.
Here are a few of County Offaly’s Tourist attractions.
Charleville Castle (pictured above)
Charleville Castle is situated just outside Tullamore town, this castle is said by the locals to be Irelands most haunted castle with the Ghost of a young girl who died after a fall appearing regularly to visitors. It is also the venue for Castlepalooza musing festingal in July/August. as well as the Toumented Souls Motorcycle Rally in September. A must for any biker touring Ireland.
A 6th century monastic settlement that has actually ended up being the primary destination of County Offaly, situated close to the Shannon River at a historical crossroads of Ireland. Proclaimed a nationwide monolith in 1955, it includes more than 200 points of interest consisting of 10th century high crosses, a 62-foot round tower, and the tomb of Rory O’Conor, last high king of Ireland.
Slieve Bloom Mountains
A huge mountain park with the biggest constant location of upland blanket bog and forestry in Ireland. Y
Lough Boora Parklands
This is a huge open bog parkland in between Birr and Tullamore, with looped strolls, fishing lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, and a 50-acre outside sculpture path.
Leap Castle, Clareen
You can find Leap Castle in the south of Birr, this old fortress, as soon as the house of the O’Carroll clan. It is open to tourists by appointment only.
Take a trip to visit Offaly’s facinating castles. Be astonished by the skill of regional Offaly craft makers, or walk in awe at the Sculptures in the Parkland of Lough Boora. Whatever you are trying to find, Offaly has all of it!
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