Visiting Raheenmore

At present, Raheenmore Bog is not open to visitors. However, the LIFE project team are undertaking a study and visitor information will be part of the AfterLIFE programme. Details will be here and on our Social Media pages well in advance.

The nearby KILCLONFERT COMMUNITY CENTRE has plenty of information about the bog, and is well worth a visit. We have hosted Heritage Week and other events here and the welcome here is only famous. It is a great community asset to Offaly. A special bog sign was erected there in 2019 and it is hoped bog events will re-commence at Kilclonfert Community Centre once the Covid-19 pandemic disappears.

A special Living Bog sign at Kilclonfert Community Centre

There will be, from time to time, walks and information days on Raheenmore. Please keep an eye on the events section of this site, or on our social media (see FACEBOOK or TWITTER) for more info.

Please contact our office for further information on 076 1002627 or email info@raisedbogs.ie for more.

Clara Bog, which is located nearby, has visitor facilities on the bog itself, and an award-winning Visitor Centre in the village.

The road from Daingean to Tyrellspass runs about 3km east of the site. The Bog can be viewed by turning west off this road, just north of Kilduff House. This roadway forms the northern boundary of the site.

NEARBY

There is plenty to see and do in the vicinity of Raheenmore. Kilclonfert Community Centre is a must-visit, and is in the shadow of the bog.

Nearby towns and villages include Daingean, Tullamore, Rhode, Tyrrellspass and Kilbeggan.

Events happen in these towns regularly and all of them are worth a visit.

During the summer months, Tullamore is alive with festivals and events, from the Castlepalooza music festival to the legendary Tullamore Show – second only to the Ploughing Championships as Ireland’s biggest agricultural event.

Summer and autumn at Kilbeggan Races is among Ireland’s most popular horse racing seasons with big races and plenty of family fun. The track is located just outside the town.

The Daingean Homecoming Festival is a week-long event hosted at the beginning of each August. Daingean, which was once known as Philipstown, features its own golf course: Castle Barna.

Nearby historical features include Mount Lucas, The Hill of Uisneach and the Grand Canal – which links the River Shannon to Dublin – runs close to the site and passes through the village of Daingean. A lot of the village history – and many community events – are centred around the Canal.
For more on Daingean, this FACEBOOK page is of interest  and for more on local heritage, check out this FACEBOOK page.

For more on Tyrrellspass, see THIS page.

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