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Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre

Deep in the heart of Ireland, on the banks of the Grand Canal in Tullamore, Co Offaly stands a 19th Century Bonded Warehouse. Within the walls of this great structure, a legend lives. It’s where one man named D.E. Williams built an empire on a determined dream and crafted an Irish whiskey worthy of his name. Today you can enjoy a guided tour of the Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre and join us in raising a glass to the man himself.

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The Irish Whiskey Trail

The award winning 'Ireland Whiskey Trail', is a free touring guide to Ireland's distilleries, best whiskey pubs, hotel and golf club bars and specialised whiskey shops. Every location was personally researched and selected by Ireland’s best known independent whiskey expert, Heidi Donelon. Of particular note are the pubs on this Whiskey Trail – traditional, friendly, quaint, quirky or just plain unusual, each one is a great Irish pub in its own right as well as specialising in whiskey. So, if you fancy learning more about Irish whiskey during your trip, or just want to find that perfect pub for a great Irish night, look no further!

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Self-drive tour North Offaly

We’ve taken the hassle out of your trip by planning the perfect 1 day self-drive tour of North Offaly. Highlights include:

- The town of Tullamore, the home of Irish Mist Liquor and Tullamore D.E.W.

- The Tullamore D.E.W. Heritage Centre

- Charleville Castle + Forest

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County Offaly, magnificence in the Midlands

Home to Clonmacnoise, Birr Castle and vast swathes of wildlife-strewn bogland, Offaly is a slow-burner whose charms make a lasting impression

Back in the 6th century, Clonmacnoise lay at the centre of Europe. This was an early Christian crossroads famed for exporting art, learning and faith all over the continent. “I will never forget that place,” Pope John Paul II said of the monastic settlement in 1979. St Ciarán and his monks, who founded the site, were clearly busy people: remains at Clonmacnoise today include nine churches, three superb high crosses, an iconic 12th-century round tower, and the ruins of a cathedral.

As well as its early religious achievements, Offaly was the site of a great scientific success, when the spiral nature of certain galaxies was observed for the first time through the historic Birr Telescope.

The “Leviathan”, built in the 1840s and shaped like a big, black canon, is the centrepiece of Birr Castle demesne. For 70 years this was the largest telescope in the world.

It still works. And it’s still as much an object of marvel as the stars it observes.

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