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County Offaly

County Offaly (Irish: Contae Uíbh Fhailí) is in Ireland's East Coast and Midlands in the province of Leinster.

Town and villages[edit]

Map of County Offaly


  • 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.


Other destinations[edit]

Get in[edit]

Charleville Castle, Tullamore
  • 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

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

The easiest way to get around Offaly is by car. The roads are good enough.

By taxi[edit]

Get in a taxi, bring you anywhere.

By boat[edit]

The Grand Canal will bring you from Edenderry through to Daingean, Tullamore, Rahan and Shannon Harbour.

By train[edit]

Go from Clara to Tullamore and on to Portarlington by train which are all on the Dublin to Galway/Westport line.

By bicycle[edit]

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.





Go next[edit]

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.

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