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Lough Boora Parklands

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Address: Boora, West Offaly, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 57 934 5978
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walking with friends

brought Australian visitor to Boora on a sunny winter morning and loved every minute of out 4 hours there one went on a long walking trail and the rest of us did the sculptor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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malbay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

brought Australian visitor to Boora on a sunny winter morning and loved every minute of out 4 hours there one went on a long walking trail and the rest of us did the sculptor trail and we all loved and will be back well worth the drive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I cant believe Ive been to the midlands so many time without finding this place, its a great way to spend the afternoon. A beautiful plave with some fantastic views of the midlands bogs and Bord na Mona's rail network. There are some bike trails and a bike rental option thats worth the time, the views are fantastic and the... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Dont know why I didnt go here sooner. Everything about the place is great. Loads of signage to help you find the park to begin with. Nice entrance, great maps, helpful staff. More than anything we walked for HOURS and saw loads of wildlife and flower, plants, mushrooms. Lots for kids here. Would bring a bike or rent one the... More 

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Thank ShaunaB87
Dunboyne, Ireland
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Lough Boora is a fantastic resource and a fine example of corporate responsibility. Bord na Móna are to be highly commended for their investment in this amenity. It is an unusual landscape and somewhat spiritual in nature. Entry is free unless you are parking at the Visitor Centre. Bicycles are available for hire and there is a cafe for refreshments.... More 

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Thank EJMeath2015
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place to go, rent a bike, there is a cafe, toilet, visitor centre - everything you need to spend an active day with your family.

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Thank Joannawww
Ireland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We had a family day out here recently and loved it. Will defintely go back. Ideal for adults and families alike

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Thank Dara2010
County Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Took myself and 3 daughters here for the afternoon, parked and hired bikes. In fairness you cannot complain about 3e for child and 5 for adult for afternoon, they say an hour but we were gone for 3 for the same price. Lovely bunch at bike hire. We did the 9km Mesolithic route and enjoyed it all, stopped lots and... More 

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Thank Olga R
County Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

€2 for parking and that's it! Hire a bike at extra cost but where else can you pass hours of time at this price. We did the yellow route and despite the bad weather we really enjoyed the art. The fairy attraction was excellent. Cafe food is excellent quality and capaccunio is very good. Gray for dogs as well!

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Thank Ciarrai2014
Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Beautiful parklands with a range of walking and cycling trails. Bike hire is available, though a bit pricey at €5 and hour. Fantastic place to bring active kids and adults. Not crowded either which is a plus. Visitor centre has toilets, cafe, viewing area, bike hire, information desk. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Will be back again!

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Thank laner666
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A great place for a day out we had our own bikes and picnic so spend the whole day in the park. The only issue was the cycle routes could be better sign posted we had two 7 years old and the were well able for the tracks we done 17 kilometres. It has a nice coffee shop to finish... More 

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