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Clara Bog Nature Reserve

An ancient landscape where nature reigns

Welcome to one of Ireland’s best known raised bogs and a haven for wildlife, which makes it a much-loved destination for families. Pop into the Visitors' Centre when you get here and learn about the birds, animals, insects and plants that make their home here.   And it’s easy on small feet too; a 1km looped boardwalk takes you right across the bog without danger of tumbling into any bog-holes! As you walk, look up and you may be fortunate to see the curlews, snipes and skylarks, while closer to the ground if you’re lucky you might catch sight of the dragonflies, grasshoppers and lizards (when it’s warm) along with pine martens and hares.

Activities at the Visitor Centre:

  • Explore the bog’s wildlife with Daithí the dragonfly as he introduces you to some of his special friends that he shares his special home with.
  • Take part in the interactive quizzes and explore the nature activity corner (art, microscopes, bird sounds)

                                Clara Bog Catapillar            Clara Bog                   Clara Bog Board Walk                                                                                 

Phone+353 579368878
AdmissionOpen to the public for FREE
Opening Times

The Centre is staffed seasonally.In 2019 the visitor centre will remain open until 20th of December. 2020 opening times TBC. For up to date opening hours phone the Centre or check the website .

The Nature Reserve, where the board walk is located, 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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