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Lough Boora Discovery Park, County Offaly is a family friendly landscape full of biodiversity, art and archaeology. With walking, cycling, an outdoor sculpture park, Mesolithic settlement and fairy trail with cycle links to the Grand Canal.

The 9km Mesolithic Loop is one of three main walking trails within Lough Boora Discovery Park, County Offaly.

The Lough Boora Mesolithic Loop takes about 2.5 hours to complete. It follows a trail of bog road and sandy track through the leabeg wetlands and passes by an ancient Mesolithic settlement dating back to 6500BC.

The trail will take you through the southern shore of Lough Boora across the old railway embankment and to the eastern bank of the canal, known locally as the canoe course. Depending on the time of year, you can expect to see whooper swans, purple moor grass, skylarks, hares and foxes.

Trail details
Type
Loop trail
Length
9km
Estimated time
2 hours 30 minutes
Why we like it
  • Nestled in charming County Offaly, Lough Boora Discovery Park boasts outdoor activities, nature and biodiversity, and even fascinating sculptures.
  • Take a break at the park’s picnic and play areas, or take the delightful fairy trail – all accessible for both buggies and wheelchair users. 
Family friendly
Free to visit
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Contact details
Boora, Leabeg, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland
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