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Offaly has it all

Offaly is the location of the earliest evidence of human settlement in Ireland and archaeology on the shoreline of the Boora Lakes dates back to the Mesolithic era over 8,000 years ago.

This important historical and environmental area now makes up part of the extensive Lough Boora Parklands with wildlife nature reserve and sculpture park set within the backdrop of the Slieve Bloom Mountains.

Clonmacnoise, located on the River Shannon, was one of the most important monastic settlements in Ireland and was the centre of learning for Arts, Crafts and Christianity in Europe during the first millennium. Other significant heritage sites were Durrow, Leamonaghan, Lynally, Rahan, Kinnitty and Seir Keiran. Important artefacts relating to Offaly include Book of Durrow, Durrow High Cross, Kinnitty High Cross, Tihilly High Cross, MacGregol Gospels and Rahan Stone.

The capital town of Offaly is Tullamore which offers choice of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, cinema, sports facilities and tourist information and gift store. Other major towns in Offaly are Birr, Edenderry, Clara and Ferbane.

Offaly has it all

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