County Offaly is located in the province of Leinster and part of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. It is named after the ancient Kingdom of Uí Failghe and was formerly known as King's County.
Tullamore is the county town located half way between Dublin and Galway. Home to Tullamore D.E.W. Whiskey and visitor centre. The old distillery warehouse on the banks of the Grand Canal has an impressive visitor centre. Learn about the history of Tullamore D.E.W and finish the tour with a complimentary glass of whiskey.
Offaly is home to an array of top visitor attractions such as Clonmacnoise Monastic Site, Birr Castle Demesne, Clara Bog Nature Reserve, Lough Boora Discovery Park, Slieve Bloom Mountains and the River Shannon. Top towns to visit and home to a number of historical sites include Birr, Tullamore, Edenderry and Kilcormac.
If you like the idea of setting your own course, then book a tour or hire a boat and explore the River Shannon. The unspoilt River Shannon meanders through beautiful countryside, past historic towns offering the best in Irish cuisine.
Offaly at the heart of Ireland has expanses of bogland, a vast mountain park, wooded valleys with picturesque streams and rivers. The majestic Shannon River defines its western boundary and the gently rolling hills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, a national nature reserve, rise up in the east. Offlay is truly one of Ireland’s Hidden Gems and the perfect base for a unique self-catering holiday in Ireland.