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Museums and Attractions

Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre

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Kenagh
Longford
Republic of Ireland

One of County Longford’s most fascinating historical attractions is the Corlea Trackway, an Iron Age bog road, constructed from oak planks in 148–147 BC. Inside the Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre in the town of Kenagh, an 18 metre stretch of preserved road is on permanent display in a specially designed hall with humidifiers to prevent the ancient wood from cracking in the heat.

The oak road is the largest of its kind to have been uncovered in Europe and was excavated over the years by Professor Barry Raftery of University College Dublin. Bord na Móna and the Office of Public Works have since carried out conservation work on the surrounding bog to ensure it remains wet and that the buried road is preserved.

Today the Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre highlights the importance of the site in archaeological terms and has become a major attraction in Ireland’s midlands. Visit the Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre to discover exhibitions and audio visual presentations on Iron Age trackways, archaeology and bog culture, as well as interpretive panels and related artifacts.

On Site FacilitiesKEY
  • Car Park
  • Disabled Access
General DescriptionsKEY
  • Free Admission
Descriptions

Access by guided tour only | Guided tours maximum number: 50 | Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hour Facilities include: Tearooms and picnic area | Audiovisual presentation |

Opening Times

5th May - 28th September 2016 - Daily 10:00 - 18:00 | Last admission is 45 minutes before closing.

Opening Months

May to September

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