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Offaly Grand Canal Greenway

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Offaly Grand Canal Greenway

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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Whiskey Distillery Excursion
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Whiskey Distillery Excursion

Spend a day sampling some of the finest whisky on this distillery tour! <br><br>Drive to the Hidden Heartlands of Ireland and to the river Shannon. Travelling into the centre of Ireland, your first stop will be to Kilbeggan Distillery for a guided tour. Kilbeggan Distillery produces Lockes Whiskey which has been on this site for a few centuries and boasts old machinery and traditions as you see the whiskey making process in full. <br><br>Your route takes you a little further west to Lough Ree and a nice pub lunch in the sleepy little village of Glasson. After lunch, you will be brought into the historical town of Athlone where you can drop into Ireland's and possibly the oldest working pub in the world, 'Sean's Bar'. Sean's Bar now boasts its own whiskey and you will learn a little about Lough Ree and its connection to the origins of whiskey making. Passing by Athlone Castle and the River Shannon, you will finish up enjoying a tour at the Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery.
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wyldwyll1 wrote a review Jul 2020
Athlone, Ireland25 contributions40 helpful votes
Its been 2 years since my last review and i can happily report that the amenity is improving all the time. Additional Signposts, Dog foul Bins and other enhancements are in place. Starting in Tullamore. To the West the Greenway now extends 15km to Pollough (The wonderful Lough Boora Parklands is accessible a further 12km along, but there is some work yet to be done to enhance the route). The route is rural. The surface is a mix of tarmac and dust track but is well maintained and suitable for walkers and cyclists of all ages and abilities. To the East the greenway stretches to Ballycommon (6km) with similar underfoot conditions. Since Covid-19 this wide open air free amenity is well populated and appreciated by all. Plans to extend to Daingean (6km further East), Lough Boora Parklands (West) and Kilbeggan to the North of Ballycommon (partially constructed) are nearing construction (2021!). Tips :- Bring a lunch and plenty of water for long strolls. Toilets are not provided (yet!?), thus public houses in Tullamore, Pollagh (the Pull INN (lovely pub) and Ballycommon are your best bet for the time being if caught short (and to have a well deserving pint perhaps!). Out of towners seeking bike hire can hire from Buckley Cycles or the Tullamore Cycle Centre both providing top quality new bikes at affordable costs. Enjoy a trek/spin and spread the good word.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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kevmal wrote a review Feb 2020
Tullamore, Ireland178 contributions233 helpful votes
Love a walk along this greenway, lived in Tullamore for the first 20+yrs of my life and had forgotten how beautiful it is, Have to congratulate the people who keek this area so well.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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454carmelb wrote a review Sep 2019
Tullamore, Ireland11 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a beautiful place to bo appreciated by all ages. We walked with two children aged seven and five. The children brought their scooters and enjoyed scooting slightly ahead in the safety of a pathway with no traffic, just walkers. The length of the walk is totally optional, from a full circle, including walking on road/footpath which takes about an hour to just a portion of the canal and back.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Ariadne_Camila wrote a review Aug 2019
Sao Paulo, SP9 contributions1 helpful vote
Safe cycle lane along the canal with beautiful views (Castles, flowers, cows, canal locks and lock houses). We cycled from Tullamore to Loogh Boora Park. The last few kilometers are on a very calm road along some farms and country houses. We found only a few cars, but be careful because the speed limit is 80km,that is insane as the road is narrow and allowed to cyclists.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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phantasmasmus wrote a review Apr 2019
Ireland319 contributions63 helpful votes
Whether it's for a picnic, fishing, or a simple relaxed walk, this really is a lovely and very quiet place.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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