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Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Kinnitty, Kinnitty

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (34 reviews)

Situated in Kinnitty, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bernard's Pyramid, Irish High Cross Kinnitty, and Cadamstown Dolmen …

£167
Tullamore Court Hotel

Tullamore Court Hotel

O Moore Street, Tullamore

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (209 reviews)

This family-friendly hotel is located in the city center, within 3 mi (5 km) of Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre and Charleville …

£65
Great National Central Hotel Tullamore

Great National Central Hotel Tullamore

Main Street, Tullamore R35 Y7P1

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (94 reviews)

Situated in Tullamore, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Charlevill …

£44
County Arms Hotel

County Arms Hotel

Moorpark, Birr

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Birr Castle and within 9 mi (15 km) of Leap Castle and …

£71
Emmet House

Emmet House

Emmet Square, Co Offaly, Birr

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (32 reviews)

Located in Birr, this family-friendly bed & breakfast is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Birr Castle, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Leap …

£66
Dun Cromain Bed & Breakfast

Dun Cromain Bed & Breakfast

Crank Road, Banagher, Birr

3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in Banagher, this bed & breakfast is 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from Clonfert Cathedral and 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from Birr Castle. …

£60
The Ring Farmhouse

The Ring Farmhouse

The Ring, Birr

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Birr Castle and within 9 mi (15 km) of Leap Castle …

£57
Chestnut Cottage Vacances Dans le Centre de L'irlande

Chestnut Cottage Vacances Dans le Centre de L'irlande

Lusmagh, Banagher R42VE22

Situated on a river, this historic farm stay is 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from Clonfert Cathedral and 10 mi (16.2 km) from Birr Castle …

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Annaharvey Farm

Annaharvey Farm

Tullamore, Tullamore

3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre and within 12 mi (20 …

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Sheraton Athlone Hotel

Sheraton Athlone Hotel

4.3 mi from Offaly
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (334 reviews)

This family-friendly Athlone hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Athlone Towncentre, Rose Island, and Athlone Castle. Athlone …

£60

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Pocket Guide: Offaly

The location of County Offaly, more or less directly in the heart of the Republic of Ireland, makes it accessible from all parts of the republic and an excellent base for exploring. In geographical terms it is located between the Shannon River to the west and the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the east.

The range of facilities, entertainments and activities on offer when you book a hotel in County Offaly makes it the perfect place for a holiday, whether you’re seeking family fun, the chance to explore nature or a taste of the legendary Irish hospitality usually referred to as the craic.

Travelling to Your County Offaly Hotel

The central location of the county makes it easy to get to from across the Republic of Ireland and, thanks to the equidistant presence of two different airports, from all over the world. The centre of County Offaly is 79 miles from both Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport. The choice of which of these two major airports you use will depend upon exactly when you want to arrive in County Offaly and where you’re travelling from.

Shannon Airport, which is open throughout the year, handles five different airlines and takes flights from cities including New York and London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted). Dublin Airport handles approximately 175 routes from around the world and works with 50 different airlines.

Places to Visit from a Hotel in Offaly

If the evocation of times past, which hangs so richly over much of Ireland, is what attracts you, then the shoreline of Boora Lakes, in the centre of the county, is a place you simply have to visit. Its archaeological remains, which date back over 8,000 years, show the earliest evidence of human beings settling in Ireland.

To the west of Offlay you’ll find an entirely different way of examining the rich history of the area. Larry’s Old Time Village is a stunningly crafted miniature village that depicts 12 thatched cottages dating from different eras between the 1900s and 1950, as well as figurines illustrating archetypal Irish village events.

Ghosts of County Offaly

Those of you with a strong enough nerve might like to brave a visit to some of the allegedly haunted castles located in County Offaly. These include Kinnitty Castle, which is said to be haunted by the ghost of a monk named Hugh, Leap Castle, apparently the most haunted castle in Ireland, and Clonony Castle, where a figure known only as “The Thin Man” is said to wander the grounds in a haze of light.

If all of this talk of ghosts and spirits leaves you feeling somewhat chilled, what better way to warm up than with a visit to the Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre in Tullamore, where a guided tour will let you in on the secrets of the crafting of Tullamore Dew, a whiskey renowned throughout the world.

Activities When You Book a Hotel in County Offaly

If you’re feeling more energetic, or have teenagers wishing to let off steam, then pay a visit to Grand Canal Sports, situated on the banks of the canal itself in Daingean, halfway between Tullamore and Edenderry. Here you’ll be able to try your hand at activities such as cycling, fishing or kayaking, with all equipment provided for hire.

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