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Lough Boora Discovery Park

Ireland
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A fascinating place to visit

This was orioginally a peat bog which has been fully worked with the resulting area now converted... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael M
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Dublin, Ireland
Fantastic place if you like the outdoors

I had never heard of this place until someone suggested going and I loved it. It is a converted... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
mmmmhh
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Dublin
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Lough Boora Discovery Park is made up of more than 2,000 hectares of cutaway boglands have been rehabilitated to provide a world class resource of scale which is open access for people to enjoy 365 days a year. It is a haven of flora and fauna for nature lovers, the Sculpture Park provides a platform for international artists to use the park as inspiration for their works of art while off-road cycling and walking tracks provide families with a safe recreational area to enjoy the tranquillity and vastness of the open space. The lakes provide local angling clubs with the perfect location for fishing. The park provides local employment and a venue for clubs and groups to host their events alongside visitor centre organised events such as family days.
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“bike hire” (17 reviews)
“sculpture park” (12 reviews)
“coffee shop” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was orioginally a peat bog which has been fully worked with the resulting area now converted into a discovery park. There are great walks, wildlife to see and a fascinating sculpture park whose exhivbits are made fromk discarded turf cutting equipment. There is no...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I had never heard of this place until someone suggested going and I loved it. It is a converted bog with lots of walks around. You can also hire bicycles very cheaply and use them to get around. If you like the outdoors this is...More

1  Thank mmmmhh
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We had a bad start to our days cycling. My wife and two children 8 and 10 decided to eat in the small cafe before heading out on our cycle. I have never seen so many wasps in one place. This was an annoyance, but...More

1  Thank owen f
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Top attraction in the area by miles. Go visit and you'll understand why. The walks are amazing, there are bikes for hire. A lovely Càfe, with friendly staff at both places. Lakes, sculptures, wildlife. Picnic areas, something for everyone.

1  Thank Patrick I I
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It is a beautiful park but too much walking. It was great for the kids but not much to do for the adults.

Thank Joan O
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great day on the bog. We went on a whim but we should have made a day of it as there is a lot more to it than it looks. You can have coffee and tea and light snacks in the cafe. You...More

1  Thank Dermot K
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

A fantastic day out. We visited with our four children. We rang ahead and they reserved a trike for our daughter who has a disability so she could get around the tracks. The men on the bike stand were fantastic and couldn't do enough to...More

1  Thank edwarddublin2014
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Had the pleasure of spending 3 hours here. Boys hired bikes - fantastic value. I walked. Everywhere was spotless. Lovely lady on information - sorry didn't get her name. Great to see families with small children cycling so safely and there were also some special...More

1  Thank emm487
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon here. Nice place to spend a few hours cycling and exploring the trails and a fairy village for the kids

Thank bryan l
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Spent a day here in mid July with my wife our 2 children and their grandmother. We hired bicycles and had a great time (such is the nature of cycling in summer weather). Unfortunately I could not ignore some very minor negative aspects. But first...More

2  Thank Colin O
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NiamhHughes
29 October 2017|
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Response from bryan l | Reviewed this property |
Its possible to hire a bike with a small trailer with a kids seat
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Juliasmolz
15 October 2016|
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Response from Deirdre F | Reviewed this property |
no there is no public transport to this area
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John D
17 February 2015|
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Response from larco1979 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they ask that you keep them on a leash because of the wildlife and some protected birds.
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