Things to do - Offaly

A county dominated by bog and peat, Offaly is home to the extensive Bog of Allen in the east and Boora Bog in the west, between Firbane and Kilcormac. For a fun day out and a closer look at the workings of a bog, the Clonmacnoise and West Offaly Bog Tour is well worth joining. With the opportunity to travel 5.5 miles on Ireland's only passenger train that journeys through a bog, visitors will experience the past, present and future uses of Blackwater Bog - and might even have the chance to cut turf by hand. 'T on the bog' is also a part of the tour, wherby passengers can try a cup of tea and a slice of porter cake out on the bog.