Lifestyle & Culture

Lifestyle & Culture

Lifestyle & Culture

Lifestyle and Culture are two of the key reasons to visit Offaly this year. The Offaly lifestyle is about switching gears and getting off the beaten track to discover the Offaly way of life. Whether you explore lifestyle through hiking the Slieve Bloom mountains, cycling through Lough Boora Discovery Park or cruising on the River Shannon. Discover Offaly’s Culture by exploring Birr Castle’s Gardens and Science Centre, taking part in Offaly’s festivals or visiting the Tullamore Show in August.

Offaly has something for everyone!

 

Lough Boora Discovery Park:                                                                                       Pyramid in Kinnitty

 Lough Boora 2                                       Kinnitty Pyramid   Did you know that Offaly has two pyramids?

 From Did You Know? 100 Quirky Facts from County Offaly' published by Offaly County Council in 2013

                                                                                                                   

 Dan and Molloys Pub   Did you know that Dan and Molly’s is the last pub in Offaly thatched with traditional oaten straw?

  From Did You Know? 100 Quirky Facts from County Offaly' published by Offaly County Council in 2013

    Charlotte Bronte   Did you know that Charlotte Bronte was married to a Banagher man?

 From Did You Know? 100 Quirky Facts from County Offaly' published by Offaly County Council in 2013                                                                                

 By Pass   Did you know that the four sculptures on the Tullamore bypass honour Offaly’s early Christian monasteries?                                                                                                                    

From Did You Know? 100 Quirky Facts from County Offaly' published by Offaly County Council in 2013    

 Birr All Ireland Hurling Final   Did you know that the first All-Ireland Hurling Final took place in Birr? 

‘From Did You Know? 100 Quirky Facts from County Offaly' published by Offaly County Council in 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 Croghan Hill   Did you know that Croghan Hill is a volcano?

‘From Did You Know? 100 Quirky Facts from County Offaly' published by Offaly County Council in 2013    

 Telescope in Birr Castle   Did you know that for over 75 years, the greatest telescope in the world could be found at Birr?

‘From Did You Know? 100 Quirky Facts from County Offaly' published by Offaly County Council in 2013                                                                                                                                                                        

 Box Hedges Birr Castel Gardens and Science Centre   Did you know that Birr Demesne contains the world’s tallest box hedges?

‘From Did You Know? 100 Quirky Facts from County Offaly' published by Offaly County Council in 2013    

 Butterfly   Did you know that the Painted Lady Butterfly comes to Offaly all the way from Morocco?  

‘From Did You Know? 100 Quirky Facts from County Offaly' published by Offaly County Council in 2013                                                                                                                                            

  Offaly Crest   Did you know that the Offaly County Crest features an unusual wildflower of the midlands?              

‘From Did You Know? 100 Quirky Facts from County Offaly' published by Offaly County Council in 2013