Space to explore

Offaly at the heart of Ireland welcomes the visitor to enormous tracts of wilderness, expanses of bogland, a vast mountain park, esker hills and deep wooded valleys with their streams and rivers. This beautiful landscape is the perfect setting for looped walks ranging from easy strolls to more strenuous hikes. Choose from 17 Slieve Bloom looped walks varying in length, or visit Lough Borra Discovery Park which has been transformed from its previous incarnation as a commercial bog where peat was harvested. The park is home to countless species of birds and wildlife, fish-filled lakes and a permanent exhibition of huge outdoor sculptures.


  • Nature
  • Walking Trails
  • Looped Walks
  • Sculptures
Useful Information

Lough Boora parklands: parking available on-site

Slieve Bloom Mountains: parking available at trailheads

Getting There

Lough Boora Parklands: on the R357 between the villages of Cloghan and the Blueball.

Slieve Bloom Mountains: Trailheads of walks are located at various points around the mountain.

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Contact The Great Outdoors

Co. Offaly, Ireland

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