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Lough Boora Discovery Park

Ireland
+353 57 934 0010
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Beautiful parkland

Parkland owned by Bord Na Mona with visitors centre and cafe. Lots of different lengths of walks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
annapmclarke
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Dublin, Ireland
Lovely Experience

Visited Lake Boora recently and really enjoyed it. It is located not too far from Athlone and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashlawnguest
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Dublin
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Lough Boora Discovery Park is made up of more than 2,000 hectares of cutaway boglands have been rehabilitated to provide a world class resource of scale which is open access for people to enjoy 365 days a year. It is a haven of flora and fauna for nature lovers, the Sculpture Park provides a platform for international artists to use the park as inspiration for their works of art while off-road cycling and walking tracks provide families with a safe recreational area to enjoy the tranquillity and vastness of the open space. The lakes provide local angling clubs with the perfect location for fishing. The park provides local employment and a venue for clubs and groups to host their events alongside visitor centre organised events such as family days.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“walk or cycle” (7 reviews)
“coffee shop” (12 reviews)
“on site” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ireland
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+353 57 934 0010
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"walk or cycle"
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"coffee shop"
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"on site"
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"bikes for hire"
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"fantastic place"
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"car parking"
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"big hit"
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"sculpture trail"
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"fairy doors"
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"beautiful parkland"
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"visited today"
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"little boy"
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"discovery park"
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"well worth a visit"
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"fantastic value"
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"fairy garden"
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"fresh air and exercise"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parkland owned by Bord Na Mona with visitors centre and cafe. Lots of different lengths of walks and cycle tracks. Bike hire is available. Fairy avenue was a big hit with the little ones and well thought out. We did the sculpture walk which ran...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Lake Boora recently and really enjoyed it. It is located not too far from Athlone and Tullamore. There are lots of paths through the boglands where you can walk or cycle. You can hire bicycles for €5 per hour. There are lots of nice...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited lough boora discovery park today, gorgeous park over all! We then ate in the wonderful cafe situated on site! We had a gorgeous sandwich and coffee and were served by 2 lovely helpful and friendly young girls! Would 100% recommend this place !

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the Day with three lively young ones , great place for young kids so much to see , easy parking , lovely cafe serving tasty light bites with a good selection of cakes and great coffee overlooking the lake .nice visitor centre with...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

This park is really nice but the cafe is abysmal. Visted early December and ordered soup and coffee. Didn't see any proper cups so i asked for one. 'Sorry we don't have room for cups so we use disposables'! Ok i thought lesson learned, bring...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This was orioginally a peat bog which has been fully worked with the resulting area now converted into a discovery park. There are great walks, wildlife to see and a fascinating sculpture park whose exhivbits are made fromk discarded turf cutting equipment. There is no...More

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

I had never heard of this place until someone suggested going and I loved it. It is a converted bog with lots of walks around. You can also hire bicycles very cheaply and use them to get around. If you like the outdoors this is...More

2  Thank mmmmhh
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We had a bad start to our days cycling. My wife and two children 8 and 10 decided to eat in the small cafe before heading out on our cycle. I have never seen so many wasps in one place. This was an annoyance, but...More

2  Thank owen f
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Top attraction in the area by miles. Go visit and you'll understand why. The walks are amazing, there are bikes for hire. A lovely Càfe, with friendly staff at both places. Lakes, sculptures, wildlife. Picnic areas, something for everyone.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It is a beautiful park but too much walking. It was great for the kids but not much to do for the adults.

Thank Joan O
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NiamhHughes
29 October 2017|
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Response from bryan l | Reviewed this property |
Its possible to hire a bike with a small trailer with a kids seat
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Juliasmolz
15 October 2016|
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Response from Deirdre F | Reviewed this property |
no there is no public transport to this area
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John D
17 February 2015|
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Response from larco1979 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they ask that you keep them on a leash because of the wildlife and some protected birds.
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