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County Offaly

The county of Offaly is in the heart of Ireland and lies in the centre of the plains and bogland forming the midlands. The landscape is varied and beautiful with the Slieve Bloom mountains to the South, the River Shannon to the West and bogland in the centre.

It is a county rich in monastic heritage, clearly evident with the great monastic Clonmacnoise ruins, and ancient history, Cuchulainn and Fionn MacCumhaill hunted and fished in the central plains of Offaly.

County Offaly is seen to be comprising of three areas namely East Offaly, incorporating the Capital town of Tullamore, West Offaly, an area of beauty leading down to the Shannon and South Offaly, wonderful region including the picturesque town of Birr.

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Forest View, Glenbeigh

Forest View is an elegant family run bed and breakfast located close to Glenbeigh village with panoramic views of forest. This beautiful, tranquil home is ideally located along the Ring of Kerry making it an ideal base for touring.

Tourism Ireland

Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry

A stunning Palladian estate tucked away in the woodlands of County Wicklow, on Ireland's east coast, only 25 minutes from Dublin City centre. Powerscourt Hotel is the perfect location for business or pleasure.

Tourism Ireland

Inveraray Farm Guesthouse, Killarney

Inveraray Farm Guesthouse is situated in a most picturesque location, in a warm tranquil rustic setting on the edge of the Gap of Dunloe, the house commands an awesome breathtaking view of the scenic Gap of Dunloe, Killarney Lakes and mountains


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