County Offaly in Ireland is part of the Midlands Region and is also located in the province of Leinster. It is named after the ancient Kingdom of Uí Failghe and was formerly known as King's County. It is nestled between the Shannon River to the west and the Slieve Bloom Mountains to the east.
This bountiful county has many events and a range of accommodations and lodging options. From spacious vacation rentals to cozier condo rentals and apartment rentals, County Offaly offer many choices.
There are many places of interest in and around County Offaly. A notable tourist attraction is the narrow gauge Clonmacnoise and West Offaly Railway in Blackwater Bog. Charleville Castle located in Tullamore and the ancient Christian monastic site at Clonmacnoise along with ancient examples of the Irish High cross such as the 'Cross of the Scriptures', the round tower and visitors center are all not to be missed. The Slieve Bloom Mountains with panoramic views of Counties Offaly and Laois and the Boora bog reserve is a haven for wildlife and most notably contain the last Irish population of the grey partridge.
All visitors to County Offaly will find many accommodation, apartment rental and vacation rental options located in and around its many towns.
Offaly has everything to offer families, outdoor enthusiasts, culture vultures and thrill-seekers from a well-developed tourism experience with plenty of choice for family activities, places to visit, great food to eat, friendly pubs to meet the locals and memorable experiences that will have you coming back time and time again.
The towns around Offaly also offer many traditional accommodations, vacation rental and apartment rental choices are just a few of the attributes of this area.
The Heritage town of Birr in County Offaly in the center of Ireland is home to Birr Castle Demesne which was developed by the Parsons family over the last four hundred years. Birr Castle is the oldest inhabited home in the county. A main feature on the grounds of the castle is the great Leviathan of Parsonstown and it is also known for its 19th-century telescope.
The County Offaly makes an ideal base for a holiday break to get away from all the hustle and bustle and offers a whole range of tourism attractions and a range of accommodation options from apartment rentals and vacation rentals to suit all budgets and tastes.