Lough Boora Discovery Park


In the very heart of Ireland, located in County Offaly, Lough Boora Discovery Park is a rehabilitated cut away peat bog showcasing the regenerating power of nature. Once used for industrial peat production, these parklands have become a haven for birds, plants and animals. Walking Lough Boora Discovery Park offers trails ranging from a short stroll to longer treks to take you through our diverse landscape. With a level walking landscape that can be enjoyed by all age groups. The varying sights, sounds and smells ensure a walk through Lough Boora always has something new, exciting and interesting to offer. Fairy Avenue 1.3km Sculpture Route - 3.3km Where Art meets Nature. Mesolithic Route 9.3km Finnamores Route 11.7km Turraun Route 15.8km Bird Watching Over 130 bird species have been recorded in the park, including the endangered wild Grey Partridge, many of which can be seen from bird hides located throughout the complex. These include one hide designed and sited to facilitate wheelchair access. Facilities The Organic Kitchen Cafe serving fresh local produce. Bike Hire available from April to September. Please book in advance. Toilets available at cafe. Car parking available at main entrance for a fee of €5.

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Free to Visit

Current opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Arts & Culture
  • Walking and Hiking
  • Cycling & Mountain Biking
  • Eco Friendly
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Parks
  • Mature visitors
  • Nature Lovers
  • Adventure Seekers
  • Heritage Sites
  • Solo Visitors
  • Wifi
  • Food On Site
  • Toilets
  • Guide Dogs Welcomed
  • Car Parking Available
  • Guided Tours
  • Free to Visit
  • Families
  • Friends
  • Kids
  • Free entry
  • €5 car parking for any length of time
The Organic Kitchen Coffee Shop serving local and fresh produce.
Rail car Gift shop with a variety of items including local crafts varying from pottery, beeswax, cards, books, art and garden boots.
  • Free entry
  • 48 hour cancellation policy on guided tours
  • 50 km tracks and trails
  • 3 wetland areas - Loch an Dochais, Tumduff & Boora wetlands
  • Bicycle hire available
  • Picnic's available from The Organic Kitchen cafe

Contact details

  • Leabeg
  • Boora
  • Tullamore
  • Ireland
  • R35DA50