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Tullamore : Michelin's recommendations

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Tullamore, the county town of Offaly since 1833, with its river flowing through it, was linked to Dublin and the River Shannon in 1798 by the Grand Canal. o the south are the Slieve Bloom Hills.

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Tourist attractions Tullamore : Things to see and do

  • Clonmacnoise Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Main St. IRL - Shannonbridge

    Founded in 545 by St Kieran in the heart of Ireland, this monastery was also the burial place of the Kings of Connaught and Tara. As its renown grew, it was plundered with increasing regularity and finally reduced to ruin in 1552 by English troops fr..

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  • The Big Telescope Recommended Recommended

    N 52 IRL - Birr

    In 1840, the 3rd Earl of Rosse ordered that the «Leviathan of Parsonstown», the most powerful telescope at that time, be set up here. Its lens (183 cm) was cast in a furnace, which was specially installed at the top of the feudal mound and fired with..

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  • Demesne Castle Recommended Recommended

    N 52 IRL - Birr

    These ornamental gardens (40 ha) contain over 1 000 tree and shrub species. The 4th baronet developed the grounds by creating a lake out of marshland and planting numerous trees. However, it was the 6th earl who turned the estate into one of the worl..

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Hotels Tullamore

  • County Arms Hotel Birr

    Moorpark IRL - Birr

    The luxurious County Arms Hotel is set on a 9-acre estate in Birr. There is a gourmet restaurant and the Springs Leisure Club has a pool, hot tub and Olympic-standard gym. Large bedrooms at the County Arms all feature queen-sized beds, free Wi-Fi an..

  • Kinnitty Castle Hotel

    Kinnitty Village IRL - Kinnitty

    Dating back to 1209, this impressive Gothic castle is set within a stunning 650 acres of parkland and forests. With individually decorated rooms and a fine dining restaurant, it includes its own tennis court. Rooms at Kinnitty Castle Hotel feature c..

  • Dooly's Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Emmet Square IRL - Birr

    Prix Prices from : 45 €

    Dating back to 1747, this historic coaching inn boasts an on-site coffee shop selling fresh pastries, home-cooked food, and afternoon tea. It also features its own nightclub, an award-winning restaurant, and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at Dooly’s Hotel are el..

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