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 causeways were laid across the growing bog in 148 BC. The bog has undergone conservation work to keep it wet so that you get the true experience of what life and work were really like in boglands of ancient Ireland.
An 18m-long section of the original trackway, the largest of its kind ever excavated in Europe, is on display in the visitor centre. Murals depicting people from the past decorate the centre, so you can get a true feeling for how they lived through displays of tools and objects from the Iron Age.
- See an 18m-long stretch of an Iron Age causeway.
- Walk across a conserved bog in the heart of County Longford.
- Learn about how people lived at the time through displays and artefacts.
- Enjoy the beautiful Longford countryside.
If you still have some energy to burn, pay a visit to the nearby Royal Canal towpath.