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Kinnitty Castle Hotel
Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Kinnitty, Kinnitty

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (32 reviews)

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

£145
County Arms Hotel
County Arms Hotel

Moorpark, Birr

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (27 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Birr Castle and Woodland Cottage Garden. Birr Golf Club is …

£83
The Ring Farmhouse
The Ring Farmhouse

The Ring, Birr

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Birr Castle and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Woodland …

£59
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 (77 reviews)

Situated in Tullamore, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre …

£38
Shearwater Hotel
Shearwater Hotel
12.2 mi from Offaly
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (221 reviews)

This family-friendly Ballinasloe hotel is located on a river, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Ballinasloe Golf Club, and within 9 mi (15 …

£45
The Prince of Wales Hotel
The Prince of Wales Hotel
12.6 mi from Offaly
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (259 reviews)

This family-friendly Athlone hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Athlone Towncentre and Rose Island. …

£41
Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
12.7 mi from Offaly
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (494 reviews)

This family-friendly Athlone hotel is located on a river, within a 5-minute walk of Rose Island and Athlone Towncentre. …

£44
Wineport Lodge
Wineport Lodge
15.4 mi from Offaly
4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated in Athlone, this boutique guesthouse is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Krazy Kids Fun Factory and within 6 mi (10 km) of …

£128
Hodson Bay Hotel
Hodson Bay Hotel
16.1 mi from Offaly
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (228 reviews)

This family-friendly Athlone hotel is located on a lake, within a 5-minute walk of Baysports - Hodson Bay Boat Training and …

£85
Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club
Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club
16.3 mi from Offaly
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Located in Glasson, this golf hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Glasson Golf & Country Club and within 9 mi (15 km) of Krazy Kids …

£85

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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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