Tullamore is the capital town of the county of Offaly, located half way between Dublin and Galway. Situated on the Grand Canal, the town is a popular destination for boating and fishing enthusiasts, while golfers are spoilt for choice with the nearby Esker Hills, Castle Barna and Tullamore Golf Clubs offering pristine courses in scenic surroundings.
For hikers, hill-walkers and lovers of the great outdoors, Tullamore is an ideal base to explore the Slieve Bloom Mountains. You can hire a local guide or take off at your own pace, walking the peaceful way-marked trails and enjoying the uninterrupted sounds of nature!
And if staying in Tullamore, don’t miss a chance to visit the world-class heritage sites in the vicinity, including the monastic gems of Clonmacnoise, Durrow and Rahan. While the nearby Charleville Castle & Forest is well worth exploring.
The town itself is a vibrant, bustling midlands hub, offering a wide variety of accommodation from 4-star hotels to guest-houses and B&B’s, plus plenty of eateries both in and around the town, catering to all tastes and appetites!
And of course any mention of Tullamore wouldn’t be complete without a word about the world-famous Tullamore Dew whiskey and its offspring, Irish Mist liqueur.
The old distillery warehouse on the banks of the Grand Canal has been totally re- furbished and now houses an impressive Visitor Centre, where tour-guides entertain guests with a blend of history and storytelling, finished off with a complimentary glass of the beverage itself!