Discover the unique beauty of Lough Boora Discovery Park on the 3 km Lough Boora Sculpture Loop Walk. Along the way, absorb the artistry of the permanent collection of large-scale environmental sculptures that adorn the Sculpture Park.
Lough Boora Discovery Park hosts some of the most innovative land and environmental sculptures in Ireland. The artists, inspired by the rich natural and industrial legacy of the bog lands, have created a series of artworks that are now part of Sculpture in the Parklands’ permanent collection.
Walkers on the hunt for an unusual walking trail in Ireland should look no further than the Lough Boora Sculpture Loop Walk, a showcase of art that changes with the weather, through the seasons and the years.
About Lough Boora Discovery Park:
The Lough Boora Discovery Park is a beautiful new landscape hidden at the centre of Ireland, a paradise for anyone who loves walking. In recent years large tracts of bog have been turned into cutaway—areas of bogland that have come out of production once all commercial peat has been removed.
In 1994 the Lough Boora Parklands Group produced an integrated plan for the Boora cutaways that would embrace environmental and socio-economic concerns.
Through a creative combination of nature and design, beautiful new habitats have emerged on the cutaway bogs of County Offaly. Lands cloaked with great raised bogs for 10,000 years, and harvested for energy since the 1940s, have today become a unique and welcoming habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna.