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Offaly - Ireland’s Historical Crossroads
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Offaly is part of the Midlands region of Ireland and is known as Ireland’s historical crossroads. Nestled between the Shannon River and the Slieve Bloom Mountains, it is a county of stunning scenery and landscapes. Positioned midway between Dublin and Galway and Belfast and Cork, Offaly is the ideal touring base.
Clonmacnoise, in Co Offaly, is Ireland’s best known monastic site and features three high crosses, seven churches, two round towers and a cathedral. Several High Kings of Ireland are buried there. Other must-see historical sights include Charleville Castle, Leap Castle and Tullymore Dew Heritage Centre.
Traditional music and storytelling are just a few of the things that can be enjoyed at the many festivals that take place in Offaly. Tullamore Phoenix Festival, Shannonbridge Mid Summer Music Festival and Slievebloom Storytelling Festival, attract visitors from all over the world.
Offaly’s natural beauty lends itself well to outdoor activities with angling, water-sports, cycling, walking, golfing and horse-riding all well catered for. B&Bs are spread throughout the region and are the ideal choice of B&B accommodation.
Capital of Ireland and one of Europe’s oldest cities. The medieval capital is immersed in history and culture that blends perfectly with the modern, cosmopolitan hub that Dublin is today.
With varied landscapes, mountain ranges and rugged coastline, there is an activity to suit all interests in Ireland. Water-sports, cycling,
horse-riding or extreme sports, Ireland has it covered.