An Offaly impressive and majestic county

June 21, 2018
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In the heart of Ireland sits the home to Barack Obama. County Offaly offers a vast selection of attractions for natives and visitors alike. Your journey must begin with collecting your Offaly Password and be in with a chance to win a great prize. To get your first stamp why not tingle your taste buds. Whether you enjoy a tipple or not, Tullamore DEW is a popular place for tours of the old distillery and a great spot for a bite to eat. Tullamore DEW first opened it’s doors in 1929 with the creator of Tullamore D.E.W, Mr Daniel E. Williams, leading his name. This incredible attraction in the heart of Tullamore, along side the picturesque canal, is a must see while visiting the majestic midlands. Moving on from Tullamore take some time with nature, in Lough Boora Discovery Park. Offering various activities from the 5 walking tracks, to bike hire, bird watching, the fabulous fairy avenue and more. Lough Boora Discovery Park is a wonderful way to spend your day and connect with nature, suitable for the whole family. Next, soak up some history in Clonmacnoise, a 6th century Christian site. Featuring the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches (10th  -13th century), two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian graveslabs in Western Europe. Book your tour and delve into this tremendous audiovisual experience of history, and learn about the flora, fauna and landscape of the region. Let the peace and tranquility flow and continue your journey along the River Shannon. As Ireland’s longest river, rising in County Cavan and entering the Atlantic Ocean in County Limerick, it provided the vital link in Irish waterways in the 19th century. Taking a cruise along the River Shannon introduces, or reintroduces, you to the idyllic Irish country side, where you can hop off and enjoy the Offaly hospitality in Banagher and Shannonbridge. From roaring rivers to magnificent mountains, Offaly has it all. Pack your backpack and put on your hiking gear and enjoy a trek along the Sileve Bloom Way. Immerse yourself in the natural wildlife and indulge in the beautiful scenery. There are many activities and attractions to enjoy, so why not take your time and stay a day or two in delightful accommodation. Remember to allow yourself plenty of time to appreciate Birr Castle, between the impressive castle, the awarding gardens, the science centre and the great telescope you will be spoiled for choice. Dating back to medieval times, the castle was built by the Anglo Normans and has seen some hard times. Book your tour to uncover the history that Birr Castle has to offer. Offaly really does have a wealth of history and attractions. For more information on Offaly’s hidden gems Click Here or give us a call on 0579320862 and ask to speak with Wendy who participated in the Offaly Tourism Ambassador Programme and was awarded a certificate as as Offaly Tourism Ambassador.