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Clara Bog Visitor Centre
Clara, Co. Offaly
Family friendly
Free to visit
Free car parking
Cloudy days
Clara Bog Visitor Centre in County Offaly is one of the best examples of a natural heritage site. Soak up the atmosphere of an exceptional raised bog in the heart of Ireland.

Visit Clara Bog Visitor Centre and experience an astounding 10,000 years of history in 10 square kilometres. Situated in Clara, County Offaly, this naturally wet environment with deep pools and quaking surfaces is the perfect place to connect with nature.

Outdoor gear is advised when making a trip to this fascinating place. Bring your camera or binoculars as the special nature reserve is home to many protected wildlife species and animals.

Take the kids to the Clara Bog Visitor Centre where the enthusiastic ‘Dáithí the Dragonfly' shows you his home and the flora and fauna that live with him, through interactive touch screens.

Enjoy Probing the Past, a short film on the history of Clara Bog and go on a guided tour to get expert insight into this heritage site. Make sure you have sturdy shoes as you take on the Clara Bog boardwalk, which meanders through the Clara Bog Nature Reserve, located close to the Visitor Centre.

Why we like it
  • Experience 10,000 years of history.
  • Enjoy the scenic Clara Bog boardwalk.
  • See many protected wildlife species.
  • Take a guided tour of the area.
Tips from locals

Look out for the endangered curlew who often roams around Clara Bog. These birds are most vocal during the months of May and June. Come hear their distinctive call ascending from the bog.

Contact details
Clashawaun, Ballycumber Road, Clara, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend up to 2 hours here.

More to discover at Clara Bog Visitor Centre
Clara Bog and Mongan Bog

Clara Bog and Mongan Bog are two of the few large, raised, midland bogs remaining substantially intact. They are located in County Offaly. Each bog has a wide range of vegetation types and habitats and classic hummock and hallow surfaces.

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