Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre

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Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre

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an_spalpeen
Drogheda, Ireland69 contributions
Apr 2022
I visited on a sunny Saturday in April. There were only a few other tourists.
Staff was all very friendly, informative and helpful.
The video is very interesting and tells much of the story of the trackway, along with its discovery and the building of the interpretive centre.
The highlight is actually getting to stand near the original trackway and listen to the very interesting guided tour.
The location of the centre is fantastic, especially on a sunny day, and the local walks are well worth spending a little time on, especially the short walk outside along the path of the original trackway, which is still under the bog.
Well worth visiting. Highly recommended.
Written 25 April 2022
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Kristina L
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Aug 2021 • Family
Corlea Trackway itself is a fantastic thing to see. And that's it. First thing is that they made us wait for a good bit. Some staff members are very rude and unprofessional. We came a group of two families and a staff member were very disrespectful to my 3 year old asking her out cos she was singing?! So I really do not recommend for family to go there, cos this place is not family friendly place. Big big disappointment !!!
Written 10 September 2021
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L H
County Longford, Ireland4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Excellent site. Well informed and very interesting tour guide, who knowedgably answered all questions. Varied displays & information panels, good video shown at the start.
Well worth a visit.
Local looped amenity walk nearby.
Written 10 August 2021
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Anne D
Donegal Town, Ireland22 contributions
Aug 2021
In 1984 a major prehistoric trackway of large oak planks was uncovered on the bog at Corlea. Our guide , Mary brought us professionally and knowledgeably through the project from the moment the track was uncovered to the present day. As she explained the purpose of track is unknown but she offered many intriguing and plausible reasons. This OPW site is definitely worth a visit and a great stop on route from east to west or vice versa . Great for a wet day also as the Visitor Centre is packed with easy to read information boards, an array of artifacts and there is an audio visual presentation. The centre contains 18 m of the conserved track way. We left Corlea definitely more informed but enriched and enthused by Marys' passion and love of this ancient track.
Written 5 August 2021
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Jonathan Reynolds
Wexford, Ireland39 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide Mary was fantastic. Mary gave us an interesting and informative experience of such a historical place. Another Longford gem that needs a good visit and exploited for its rich celtic and pagan history. The work that has gone into the preservation of this area is brilliant. The Corlea bog walk is a must especially on a dry day.
Written 3 August 2021
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CaptainB
Leicester, UK487 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Intriguing artefacts and remains in a well organised visitor centre. Very helpful and friendly staff who are more than happy to answer questions. Detailed interpretive exhibition supports the actual remains. Visitors escorted in small socially distanced groups. We’ll set up and, amazingly, all free! Well worth an hour in the centre, a picnics c in the beautiful surroundings. Incredible views of the wild bog land and well laid out gravel paths offering even and smooth walks into the countryside around. Bring a bike or make a longer visit to truly appreciate this. Note: there are now several miles of NEW paths laid out in addition to those shown on website or online. All in all an interesting site in amazing, accessible surroundings.
Written 1 August 2021
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Lin S
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Great place to visit and excellent guide Mary. We were blown away by the history and really enjoyed our visit. Our children aged 9 and 11 were fascinated and we look forward to doing the walks suggested.
Written 27 July 2021
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olympus841
40 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
This is an amazing experience well worth a visit, however, for those walking to the center via the canal/bog it would be very beneficial if there were little signs or arrows pointing to the direction of the center as it's very easy to get lost if one hasn't been there before, and exit signs to get you back on the road. At the bottom of the boardwalk there is a wetland area obviously for wildlife and you can't venture any further but we did see other people across from this area on another track but we had no idea how to get there, maybe this track is new and entry from another road. We had heard that there was more work done around the center but it looked the same as when we were last there. No one around to ask so we made our way back out to the road and down to the bridge and canal. Maybe an outside map of the area could give a visitor an overview of the area to give them some information if they were just there for a walk. Lovely peaceful place for walking.
Written 14 July 2021
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Jacinta K
6 contributions
Jun 2021
My friend Gia and I visited the Centre on the 19th of June whilst completing a walk along the Royal Canal. We were surprised that entry was free due to Covid, and face masks were also freely available. We were both awe struck by the experience. I cannot recommend a visit to this hidden gem highly enough. It is truly an amazing place to go. We were incredibly fortunate to have had Noel as our guide. He is inspirational in his knowledge of Celtic history and has a wonderful passion for his job. I have visited many many museums and historic sites around the world and would rank this visit right at the top. Our conversation with Noel was one of the main reasons I would rank it so highly. It is quite spiritual to think that the people who laid this track did so over 2000 years ago. Definitely worth a visit. It's a shame the OPW don't develop it further as it has great potential. No cafe facilities so I would recommend making the short journey along the canal to the "two mugs" coffee dock where you will be very well treated by the delightful Toni and her husband.
Written 28 June 2021
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Caroline C
5 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
I can not recommend this place highly enough!! i just happened to be passing today it was a gorgeous day corlea is on my doorstep but I never made the time, maybe it took a pandemic to realise the treasures within our own locality..2000 yrs ago or thereabouts our ancestors laid a trackway ...across a bog ..luckily the bog preserved it .. and through a lot of ingenuity we can go and see it 2000 yrs later...how
cool and amazing..I want to thank our guide Noel ..its an absolute privilege to be in the company of someone who is so passionate about our history and immense gratitude to all who worked to preserve this treasure...🙏
Written 8 August 2020
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