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Clara Bog Visitor Centre

Clara Bog Visitor Centre Ballycumber Road | Clashawaun, Clara R35 T621, Ireland
+353 57 936 8878
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Excellent overview of Bogs in the Midlands

Informative visitor's center with a great documentary film - not to be missed. The center gives the... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Tullamoretraveller
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Midlands
Find out about peat bogs

A walk around the boardwalk, a mile from the Visitor Centre in town, will give a good introduction... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Geoff H
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East Maitland, Australia
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Clara Bog Visitor Centre is located on the R436 in Clara town- 10 minutes' drive from the M6 motorway and 15 minutes' drive from Tullamore. The child friendly Visitor Centre provides a fun, interactive and educational introduction to Ireland's most famous rare raised bog habitat. There are activity sheets for children and a short film for older children and adults to watch. There is access to the nature reserve year round via a 1km looped bog boardwalk that has interpretation signage.
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16 Sep 2017
“Find out about peat bogs”
15 Sep 2017
“Great attraction especially if combined with the boardwalk walk”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Clara Bog Visitor Centre Ballycumber Road | Clashawaun, Clara R35 T621, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Informative visitor's center with a great documentary film - not to be missed. The center gives the visitor an overview of the formation of the bogs as well as the plant, insect and animal life that inhabit the peatlands. Great educational facility for children as...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

A walk around the boardwalk, a mile from the Visitor Centre in town, will give a good introduction and some understanding of plants and animals in a peat bog, prior to visiting the Visitor Centre. The board walk makes access very easy, and strategically placed...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We visited the board walk a mile from the visitors centre first. Open all the time and easy one mile walk around. Lots of big plants to see and birds. Good signage along the way explaining the bog, the plants and birds and wildlife. The...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Called in on our way to the west coast. Although not especially well sign posted (in a building with the public library) it gave us a very interesting insight into one of Ireland's most prominent landscapes: the bog. The visitor centre exhibition was informative and...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a lovely place to pass a few hours, the board walk is great and the bog is not at all what it seems from the road while driving by, visited the center where the staff were very informative and helpful. will visit again...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2015

Clara Bog is one of the best remaining examples of a raised bog in Europe, and the boardwalk is a 1km looped walk on Clara Bog. The walk itself is well sign-posted, with various information points along the way explaining the flora/fauna relative to the...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic cycling or walking facility . Bike rental or bring your own as I did . The guys at the bike rental were very friendly and got me on my way . I took my mountain bike and did a couple of laps...More

2  Thank ProDriver555
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Reviewed 5 September 2014

I enjoyed the very nice visitors center and then walking the boardwalk. Both places were a bit hard to find (they are not together), but we eventually found them both after a few tries. The docent at the visitors center was extremely friendly and helpful....More

1  Thank Shibumi365
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

The peace and silence was so perfect. The g walk was very well sign-posted and at the corect intervals .full and interesting, explains about wild life and the history of the bogs. Be afraid to visit at night, bit eerie.

1  Thank Olive O
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Extremely informative, I learned all about bogs at the visitor center, and came away with a clear understanding of this natural phenomenon. It was a great way to research and learn about it before actually going out on the board walk to see it in...More

1  Thank Kate S
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