County Offaly


Offaly is a county of scenic and historic interest with the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the south and The Bog Of Allen in the East with its large level plains, peat bogland and excellent eskers. 'The Grand Canal' flows through Offaly and was the main access route to Dublin used for transportation as far back as the 1700's. The Grand Canal joins the River Shannon at Shannon Harbour in County Offaly.

Leisure cruising can be enjoyed on the River Shannon which flows through the west of the county separating it from the neighbouring counties of Galway and Roscommon. Clonmacnois has a monastic site dating back to 548 when St. Kieran first founded a monastery there. The site contains a cathedral, eight church ruins, two round towers, and three sculptured high cross's.

CLONMACNOISE - The ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise is situated at the crossroads of Ireland in County Offaly and dates back almost 1,500 years. St. Ciaran, the son of an Ulsterman who had settled in Connaught, chose the site in 545AD because of its ideal location at the junction of river and road travel in Celtic Ireland.

MONEYGALL - Offaly and especially the village of Moneygall welcomed the 44th President of the United States, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle to President Obama's ancestral home in County Offaly.

County Offaly

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