Clara Bog Visitor Centre
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Clara Bog Visitor Centre, Clara, Offaly, Republic of Ireland
The Clara Bog Visitor Centre is co-located with the library in Clara and offers visitors a fascinating insight into the bog.
Clara Bog is one of the best remaining examples of a relatively intact raised bog in Western Europe. It has been said that you can experience ten thousand years of history in the ten square kilometres that accommodate Clara Bog and its surroundings.
Clara Bog is a naturally wet environment with many concealed dangers such as deep pools and quaking surfaces. As with any outdoor activity, dress appropriately. Please leave Clara Bog exactly as you would wish to find it. The nature reserve is home to many protected wildlife species. It is an offence to disturb these wild plants and animals.
Clara Bog Visitor Centre & Nature Reserve boardwalk which meanders through Clara Bog Nature Reserve, is located a two minute drive from the Clara Bog Visitor Centre. The boardwalk is a 1 kilometre looped walk on Clara Bog. It will enable visitors to see the many wonderful plants, birds and animals which Clara Bog is home to and soak up the atmosphere of an exceptional raised bog in the heart of Ireland. Admission to both Clara Bog Visitor Centre and the boardwalk are free to all. Visitors to the boardwalk are recommended to wear sturdy footwear.
If you would like a guided tour of Clara Bog, contact the Clara Bog Visitor Centre.