Ferbane

Coming into the town

Ferbane (Irish: Féar Bán, meaning "white grass") is a small town on the north bank of the River Brosna in County Offaly, Ireland, between Birr and Athlone at the junction of the N62 National secondary road and the R436 regional road. The name of the town is said to come from the white bog cotton which grows abundantly in the surrounding Bog Of Allen.

Get in

By car

N62 National secondary road and the R436 regional road from Birr and Athlone

By boat

The Grand Canal, which links up with the River Shannon, passes through Gallen townland.

Get around

Walk or cycle

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