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Museums and Attractions

Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre

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Kenagh
Longford
Republic of Ireland

The increasing depth of mossy, waterlogged ground made movement from place to place difficult for people living in bog areas in days gone by. At Corlea, wooden 'toghers', or causeways, were laid across the growing bog as early as 148 B.C., though these were eventually overwhelmed and have only recently been exposed to view.

Today, the bog has undergone conservation work by Bord na Móna and the Office of Public Works to keep it wet so that you can get the true experience of what bog work and life was really like in ancient Ireland.

The Iron Age trackway at Corlea, composed of oak planks, is the largest of its kind ever excavated in Europe, and you can see an eighteen-metre stretch of it preserved in a specially designed hall at the onsite visitor centre.

If you still have some energy to burn, pay a visit to the nearby Royal Canal town path.

SpecialisationsKEY
  • Culture and Heritage
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: 1.5hrs. Last tour at 5pm Facilities include: Tearooms and picnic area | Audiovisual presentation

Opening Times

28th March-2nd October 2019 Daily 10am-6pm Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Opening Months

March-October

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