6 04, 2022

Offaly at heart of Hidden Heartlands

By |2022-04-07T14:29:07+00:00April 6th, 2022|Ireland's Hidden Heartlands, Offaly, Ireland|Comments Off on Offaly at heart of Hidden Heartlands

Offaly is literally a hidden gem, with its wide-open spaces and stunning nature. Now part of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, it is a great spot to switch gears and really relax and enjoy yourself. Lough Boora Discovery Park Lough Boora Discovery Park is ideal for families – and children love the Fairy Trail. [...]

23 09, 2021

Birr Castle is home to walks and waterfalls

By |2021-11-24T13:43:56+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Offaly, Ireland|Comments Off on Birr Castle is home to walks and waterfalls

Birr Castle Demesne is a walker’s paradise. There’s 120 acres of parklands, 10km of scenic walks, rivers, a waterfall, and a lake. It is also home to one of Europe’s finest plant collections, the world’s tallest box hedge, the Great Telescope, and Ireland’s tallest treehouse! If you have any interest in photography, [...]

12 07, 2021

Slieve Blooms a natural wonder in the hidden heartlands

By |2021-07-13T10:20:18+00:00July 12th, 2021|Laois, Offaly, Ireland, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments

The Slieve Bloom mountains were a discovery. Linking the counties of Laois and Offaly, the Slieve Blooms are unspoilt, uncrowded, and seriously scenic! Seemingly, the Slieve Blooms – and the Massif Central in France – are the oldest mountains in Europe. According to SlieveBloom.ie, they were once the highest in Europe at [...]

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