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General information Offaly

County Offaly (Contae Uíbh Fhailí Irish) is is a county in the mid west of Ireland within the province of Leinster. It was named after the of Kingdom of Uí Failghe.

The lost city of Clonmacnoise in County Offaly, located at the river Shannon near Shannonbridge, is Ireland's leading Monastic site. It was the greatest centre of learning in Europe during the first millennium and was regarded as the most important centre for learning, Arts and Crafts and Christianity in Europe. Today famous Celtic Crosses of Clonmacnoise at the site are open to the general public.

The southern part of Offaly is the home of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, with northwestern part in the floodplain of the River Shannon and the remainder consisting of large bogs including the Bog of Allen and Boora bog.

Accommodation in Offaly

Offaly provides you with a range accommodation types to suit your requirement and your budget. Bed & Breakfast, Guest Houses, Hostels, Hotels and Farm Houses are some of the possible alternatives for your stay in Offaly.

Hotels in Offaly

Hotels in Offaly give you the option of a comfortable nights sleep in a modern environment within a county of rich history and simple pleasures. Hotels in Offaly include Brosna Lodge in Banagher and The Tullamore Court.

Bed & Breakfast in Offaly

Bed & breakfast accommodation in Offaly capture the charms of the countryside beautifully, giving you a comfortable and affordable stay along with deliciously cooked breakfast to suit your budget. B&B in Offaly includes names such as The Harbour Masters House in Birr.

Offaly Restaurants

Offaly restaurants serve a range of national and international recipes made with local sourced produce where available. Popular restaurants in Offaly include the Bridge House in Tullamore and The County Arms in Birr.

Shopping in Offaly

There are plenty of opportunities to shop til you drop in Offaly, especially in the towns of Tullamore and Birr.

Offaly Car Rental

Car rentals in Offaly allow you to choose your own route with a range of cars to suit any budget. Car rentals in Offaly include Birr Car Hire, Tullamore Car Hire, Belmont Car Hire and Clara Car Hire.

Offaly Golf

The wide open spaces of Offaly mean that there are a wealth of parkland golf courses, where you can work on your handicap in peace. Courses in Offaly include Birr, Tullamore and Esker Hills Golf Clubs.