County Offaly

County Offaly

County Offaly is in Ireland's East Coast and Midlands located in the province of Leinster.



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Get in

Get around

By car

The easiest way to get around Offaly is by car. The roads are good enough.

By taxi

Get in a taxi, bring you anywhere.

By boat

The Grand Canal will bring you from Edenderry through to Daingean, Tullamore, Rahan and Shannon Harbour.

By train

Go from Clara to Tullamore and on to Portarlington by train which are all on the Dublin to Galway/Westport line.

By bicycle

Cycle along the canal through the county.


Charleville Castle, Tullamore

The Lough Boora parklands Sculpture in the Parklands is a 50-acre (200,000 m2) land and environmental sculpture park located in Lough Boora, Co. Offaly, Ireland. The park is open to the public 365 days of the year and admission is free. Wheelchair access and disabled parking are available at the sculpture park.Sculpture in the Parklands was founded by sculptor Kevin O'Dwyer in partnership with Bord na Mona, Lough Boora Parklands Group, Offaly County Council and the Arts Council in the development of this unique sculpture park.

In the wetlands and wildlife wilderness of Lough Boora, inspired by the rich natural and industrial legacy of the boglands, the artists have created a series of large-scale sculptures that are now part of the Parklands permanent collection. Sculpture in the Parklands began as an international sculpture symposium in 2002 when seven Irish and international artist created works of art over a three week residency. The success of the symposium led to the formation of Sculpture in the Parklands and eight site-specific sculptures created during the symposium form the nucleus of the project. Currently there are 20 site specific sculptures in the parklands.


Go next

The Rock of Cashel in Tipperary, Newgrange in Meath and Lough Owel in Westmeath are all about an hours drive out of the county.

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