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County Offaly is perfect for families, especially when you rent a holiday cottage or holiday rental home

County Offaly is situated in the heart of the Republic of Ireland and is known as King's County. Counties Galway, Roscommon, Westmeath, Laois, Kildare, Meath and Tipperary border Offaly and the main town is Tullamore. The northwest part of this region consists of bogs (Boora Bog and Bog of Allen) and flood plains of the Shannon River, whilst the south is home to the Slieve Bloom Mountains.

Places to holiday in County Offaly, Ireland

County Offaly has lots to offer holidaymakers in its friendly towns and villages, with unrivalled sacred sites, a rich musical heritage, wild bog lands and a thriving nightlife. Although there are hotels and guest houses for visitors, one of the best ways to explore all that this county has to offer is to rent self-catering accommodation or holiday cottages.

Offaly is a haven for golf enthusiast, walkers, cyclists, anglers and nature lovers. You can hire whatever equipment you need for your particular sport locally to your holiday cottage. Irish cottages vary from an elegant period mansion, rural cottages with equestrian features, riverside cottages or a holiday rental besides the sea.

Offaly is the ideal place for birdwatchers, as its climate makes it a customary stop of point for migrating birds and from March onwards birdsong fills the hedgerows and woodlands. In April and May migrants from Africa can be seen all along the south border. Choose a holiday cottage close to Lough Boora Parklands, Shannon Harbour and Callows, Ashton's Callow, Birr Castle, Slieve Bloom Mountains, and Charleville Estate if this is your reason for visiting Ireland.

Things to do in County Offaly

Offaly is perfect for the fisherman or boating enthusiast, as it has a tapestry of unpolluted waterways with the River Shannon bordering the west of the county, the River Boyne at Edenderry and the Brosna, Clodiah and Silver (Kilcormac) rivers flowing through the heart of the county. The Grand Canal flows from Edenderry through Tullamore to Shannon Harbour.

County Offaly is a great place for families and attractions include the Bog Train Tour on the Clonmacnoise railway. This is a trip right through Blackwater Bog with turf cutting demonstrations. Then there is Birr Castle and Science Museum, Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, Birr Outdoor Adventure Centre, waterways trips and for when the weathers not that good, Jumping Jacks Fun Factory.

At certain times of the year holiday cottages will need booking early as County Offaly festivals attract many visitors. There is Bealtaine in May, the one day ShakeFest at Charleville Castle and the Shannonbridge Midsummer Music Festival at the end of June. The Tullamore International Summer Organ Series runs from June to September, the Phoenix Community Festival for three days in July and the Castle Palooza is a two day arts and music festival in Charleville Castle at the beginning of August. Others not to be missed include Birr vintage week, All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil, Hullabaloo and Slieve Bloom Storytelling festival.

Weather in County Offaly, Ireland

County Offaly has a mild and somewhat unpredictable climate. It can also be very windy, which makes it feel cooler.

Travel to County Offaly, Ireland

Dublin Airport and Port serve County Offaly and the nearest railway station is Tullamore. The towns of Cloghan, Tullamore, Ferbane and Birr are on Bus Eireann main routes.

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County Offaly Holiday Cottages & Homes (24)

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                                                  Family stay at woodlandsong

                                                  5 of 5
                                                  We stayed here for 3 nights with 2 kids( 3 year and 1,5) and a couple of friend and all of us were amazed with the house when we arrived. It was really beautiful and the landscape around is incredible. We felt like being at home. Rooms were spacious,well equipped kitchen with a great selection of pots, pans and serving dishes which made it easy to cook meals for all of us. We were enjoying our evening time with cosy fireplace. Would definitely recommend. Amazing place. Our two children absolutely loved it too plenty of room for them to play. Very clean.
                                                  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2016
                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

                                                  Lovely Environment

                                                  4 of 5
                                                  The cottage was lovely with plenty of parking for two, even three cars. It was homely although the sofa and chairs weren't the type to lounge about in and weren't overly comfy but if you're out and about all day it doesn't really matter. There wasn't a great deal of space in the kitchen to prepare food and some of the appliances were in need of repair/replacement. The kettle was leaking and so we put it to one side and used the other kettle for the hob instead. The hob had one ring that smoked every time it was turned on and there was another ring that was a little unstable. The iron had numerous nicks in the cord which were covered with masking tape and the shower wasn't overly powerful. Other than the appliances and lounge chairs, we had a pleasant stay. Chris, the owner was lovely and the cottage is perfectly located round the corner from the pub, the landlord Kieran is very friendly. There are the mountains close by too that can be driven round and there are some nice places to walk. Birr and Tullamore are only a short drive away where we could browse the little local shops. Athlone is a bit further away but worth the drive. All in all, a very nice cottage and location!
                                                  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2016
                                                  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016

                                                  Missing you already!!!!!!!!!!!

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                                                  Just got back from a wonderful stay at "The Pump House" A Big Thank You to Claudia, James and their family and pets for providing us with a warm welcome, a most comfortable base in an idyllic setting. This cottage is quaint but with every modern convenience that you could ask for and more. We especially loved the wood burning stove which gave our evenings that warm fuzzy feeling. Thank you also for the delicious home made scones and jam you provided for us on our arrival ( must get the recipe ) We will be back soon, Jacquie & Mike Berkshire
                                                  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2009
                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009