Europe > Britain and Ireland > Ireland > East Coast and Midlands > County Offaly
Town and villages
- 1 Tullamore (Tulach Mhór, "great mound") – county town and largest town
- 2 Banagher (Beannchar na Sionna)
- 3 Birr (Biorra, "plain of water")
- 4 Clara (Clóirtheach or An Clárach)
- 5 Edenderry (Éadan Doire, "hill-brow of the oak wood")
- 6 Ferbane (Féar Bán, "white grass")
- 7 Kilcormac (Cill Chormaic)
- 8 Shannonbridge (Droichead na Sionainne)
- 9 Roscrea is just over the boundary into County Tipperary, but a good base for seeing Leap Castle.
- 10 Cadamstown (Baile Mhic Ádaim, "MacAdam's town")
- 11 Cloghan (An Clochán)
- 12 Clonbullogue (Cluain Bolg)
- 13 Croghan (Cruachán)
- 14 Geashill (Géisill)
- 15 Horseleap (Baile Átha an Urchair)
- 16 Kinnitty (Cionn Eitigh)
- 17 Moneygall (Muine Gall, "foreigners' thicket")
- 18 Mountbolus (Cnocán Bhólais)
- 19 Shannon Harbour (Droichead na Sionainne)
- 1 Clonmacnoise (Cluain Mhic Nóis, "Meadow of the Sons of Nós") – an ancient monastery
- 2 Sculpture in the Parklands – sculpture park
- The M6 Dublin/Galway motorway and the M7 Dublin/Limerick/Cork motorway goes through Offaly.
- Bus from Dublin, Galway and Waterford.
- Boat from Dublin on Canal
The easiest way to get around Offaly is by car. The roads are good enough.
Get in a taxi, bring you anywhere.
The Grand Canal will bring you from Edenderry through to Daingean, Tullamore, Rahan and Shannon Harbour.
Go from Clara to Tullamore and on to Portarlington by train which are all on the Dublin to Galway/Westport line.
Cycle along the canal through the county.
- Charleville Forest Castle in Tullamore is a Gothic building surrounded by ancient oaks.
- Lough Boora is an extensive wetland and wildlife wilderness. Within it, Sculpture in the Parklands is a 50-acre sculpture park.
The Rock of Cashel in Tipperary, Newgrange in Meath and Lough Owel in Westmeath are all about an hour's drive out of the county.