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Clara Bog Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

An ancient bog with a present-day message

Begin your exploration of one of Ireland's best known raised bog by dropping into the Visitor Centre in Clara town. With its colourful wildlife displays, documentaries, cartoons and touch-screen info-graphics, you’ll get a deeper appreciation of this landscape which has been evolving since the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago, its unique biodiversity and its present-day conservation ethos. And as you stroll along the 1km boardwalk across the bog, you may be lucky enough to see some of the many birds who’ve made their home here, including the curlew, meadow pipit, skylark and merlin. If you’re quick, you might glimpse a lizard, while in the summer keep an eye out for dragonflies, grasshoppers and butterflies! Snipe262x262

 Activities at the Visitor Centre:

  • Interactive exhibition space
  • Documentaries
  • Information Point
Phone+353 579368878
AdmissionOpen to the public for FREE
Opening Times

The Centre is staffed seasonally from May to October. For up to date opening hours phone the Centre or check the website .

The Nature Reserve is open year round.

DistanceFrom Tullamore 13.8Km Birr 38.1Km Edenderry 45.4Km
AddressClara Bog Visitor Centre, National Parks & Wildlife Services, Ballycumber Road, Clara, Co. Offaly.

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