Things to do in Offaly

Things to do in Offaly

Are you the curious one, searching for the hidden gems of Offaly, the more unusual tours, attractions and activities? Maybe you are a tourist or a local looking to discover more of what Offaly has to offer. You're in the right place.

  • Birr Castle Demesne

    Birr Castle Demesne

    Built shortly circa 1620 when the lands were granted to Sir Laurence Parsons, Birr Castle is today home to the 7th Earl of Rosse. As it is a residence, it is not open to the public, however, guided tours can be booked by prior arrangement. The gardens, and the Historic Science Centre, including the great telescope are open to the public.
  • Boland's Lock Keeper's House at 26th  Lock

    Boland's Lock Keeper's House at 26th Lock

    Round/oval house design with castellated front built by Michael Hayes circa 1800.
  • Clonmacnoise Historic Monastery

    Clonmacnoise Historic Monastery

    Clonmacnoise is an early Christian monastic site, founded by St Ciarán in 544. Strategically located at the intersection of an esker (formed during the ice age) and the river Shannon, it became an important centre for religious life and studies. It has a history of enduring artwork in metal and stone, as well as one of struggle against attacks. It has several high crosses, dating from circa 800, as well as two round towers, and the ruins of a cathedral and seven churches.
  • Lough Boora Parklands

    Lough Boora Parklands

    Formerly an area where peat was harvested for heating and energy generation pur…