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Lough Boora Discovery Park

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Lough Boora Discovery Park

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Lough Boora Boora Lea Beg Co Offaly, Tullamore Ireland
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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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Nureman wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland105 contributions45 helpful votes
There’s a great series of walks here. The maps and initial signposting are confusing particularly at the starting points. Staff were friendly and toilets clean however interpretative panels badly needed to be cleaned. There’s a great coffee shop with a good selection. The fairy walk was magical even for 2 grandparents. Well done Bord na Mona.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kintilla H wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland12 contributions10 helpful votes
We had a highly enjoyable day out at Lough Boora during the week. We were impressed from the start by the landscaped car-park, unfortunately a rarity in Ireland. We hired bikes and did the 15km Turraun loop, a fairly gentle cycle through birch, conifer and willow forestry and wetlands. The place was alive with butterflies and dragonflies. For those who'd like to do more, there is the possibility of linking up with the Grand Canal cycleway via a short stretch of greenway - top of the list for our next day out. Even though it was busy there was no problem maintaining distance, and it was very quiet and peaceful once we left the visitor centre area behind. The cafe has well-spaced outside tables overlooking the lake.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Fotogo wrote a review Aug 2020
UK53 contributions58 helpful votes
Lots to do at Lough Boora - hire bicycles and cycle through a sculpture park. Cafe on site selling good range of food.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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ghostchild2 wrote a review Aug 2020
Athlone, Ireland220 contributions97 helpful votes
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Went for the first time today with my two kids (7 & 9). It was quite busy being a bank holiday but it was still easy to maintain distance as the place is so vast. There are lots of different routes to take. We did the fairy avenue and it really is lovely. We did part of the forest walk and lost the crowd. We had the walk to ourselves and it is magical. Only problem was that there was no sign to say how long it was so after going so far we the turned back. More info and signage about it would be nice. You can hire bikes or bring your own too. We went to the coffee shop after for ice creams. Not a great selection. Could maybe improve there. It’s a fantastic place and the fact it’s free is amazing. Definitely worth a visit. We’ll be going back
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Roisin wrote a review Aug 2020
Limerick, Ireland15 contributions7 helpful votes
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We spent a few hours here on Sunday last. The park is amazing and something for everyone, the fairy garden was beautiful. Hours of entertainment for free while outside enjoying the scenery and fresh air 😄
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Date of experience: August 2020
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