Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Clara Bog Nature Reserve is one of the finest remaining examples of a raised bog in Ireland. Explore the boardwalks and learn about the protected species that have made this unique place their home. The Clara – Rahan Road dissects the bog resulting in an east-side and west-side. The timber boardwalk is on the west side and is a 1 km looped walk with information boards erected at four points. Car parking is available at the site. The nature reserve boardwalk trail is open and accessible all year round.

The Visitor Centre are currently making preparations to re-open, keep an eye on the website for further details.

  • Education Services
  • Clara Bog Nature Reserve and Boardwalk
  • Visitors Centre

Visitor Centre opening hours vary. Please check the website for up-to-date information.

The boardwalks and trails on Clara Bog Nature Reserve are open and accessible at all times.

Useful Information

Clara Bog is a naturally wet environment with many concealed dangers. Visitors are asked to stay on the boardwalk and paths. As with any outdoor activity, dress appropriately. Please leave Clara Bog exactly as you would like to find it. The boardwalk is open to visitors all day, all year round. Dogs are welcome but must stay on a lead. If you can, avoid sensitive times for wildlife nesting and breeding. All dog waste must be removed.

Getting There

Located 10 mins from the M6 motorway

Map Location: 53.322399, -7.631337
Contact Clara Bog Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Ballycumber Road, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Eircode: R35 T621
T: +353 (0)57 936 8878
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