Offaly Enchanting Tours provides guided bus tours across Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and Ireland’s Ancient East. There is a Castles of Offaly Tour which includes visits to five castles on a full day bus tour. The castles included in the tour are Charleville Castle, Clonony Castle, Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre, Leap Castle and Kinnitty Castle Hotel.
Each castle carries its own stories of history, tragedy, feuds, romantic tales and some even have the odd ghost story. Along the way, information on the flora and fauna of the area is included, with some quirky sights including an Irish pyramid.
Included in the tour price is transport to all sites, access fees as well as tea/coffee and scones at Kinnitty Castle Hotel. Pre booking is essential as places for each tour are limited. Tours depart from the Tullamore Court Hotel, O’Moore Street at 09:30.