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Slieve Bloom Mountains

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Address: Kinnitty, Ireland
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+353 86 278 9147

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Beautiful scenery

The location is beautiful in rain or sunshine. Some lovely walks for novice to avid walkers. Big enough to get lost in for a few days with few villages along the way.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
County Laois, Ireland
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County Laois, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location is beautiful in rain or sunshine. Some lovely walks for novice to avid walkers. Big enough to get lost in for a few days with few villages along the way.

Thank dublinbogger
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The Slieve Bloom Mountains were a surprise! When you follow the trails there are incredibly beautiful walks.

Thank Roisin C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

lovely scenery to visit would definitely stop there again if i was passing to take photos and listen to the river.

Thank carmel s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I was driving through the area recently and went through the slieve bloom and it's so beautiful. it would make a great day out walking the trails and I'll definitely be back for the day soon

Thank AoifeMillie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had a wonderful lunch and a supper on two different days in Kinnity Castles Dungeon bar and restaurant. The drive through the fantastic forest approaching the castle was as gorgeous as the forest of Ashford Castle though not as big. Slieve Bloom Mountains is full of history and beauty, and I am proud of my ancestry from this area.... More 

Thank Janis M
County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Excellent place for hikers, great trails, very well signed, many different trails for different levels of fitness.

Thank ThomasIE79
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We did part of the Slieve Bloom way (backpack). Amazing views, most of the trail is very clear. The trees have been replanted in very artificial rows in places - you go from a very epic view with very natural forests to replanted rows. It is a little odd. But still great hiking!

Thank Katie V
Roberts Creek, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We rented a little cottage as our "home base" in County Laois and on our way to Kinnitty Castle, we chose a slow drive on the R421 (mainly) and 'were rewarded by almost no other vehicles (okay, we saw 3 vehicles during the entire drive...) You see lovely valleys, logged (and replanted I might add) areas, numerous pull-offs for a... More 

10 Thank Bruce L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Slieve Blooms are expansive and untouched by tourism. We walked for hours in varied terrain - forest, bogland, mountain raised bog - and met only one person. There is history aplenty, from ancient burial sites, to more recent history from the 18th Century to commemorations of local heroes from the past one hundred years. We loved it!

Thank bidKildare
Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great trip around glen barrow last week with 3 x 7 year olds. The blue trail is fine for kids. The 3 x 7 year olds loved it & it's very safe.

Thank Dermot C

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