Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park in Rathangan

Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park is located in Rathangan (county of Kildare)

Address: Lullymore, Rathangan

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Phone: 045 870238 / 045 860133

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is set on a mineral island in the heart of Ireland largest peatland, the Bog of Allen in West Kildare – just 30 miles from Dublin and 20 minutes from Ireland’s famous Curragh racing course. Lullymore derives its name from the Gaelic “Loillegach Mor” which literally means “Big Pastureland” and if you look on Google maps you’ll see a green oasis encircled by a brown cloak of peatland. Lullymore offers visitors an opportunity to explore the unique and often overlooked culture, heritage and environment of this midland region of Ireland. The Park encompasses 60 acres of meandering trails through peatlands, lakes and ancient woodland. Lullymore is ideal for all nature lovers and history / folklore enthusiasts. Local experienced guides take visitors on a journey unique to this part of Ireland. Take a leisurely stroll over a peat bog on the longest boardwalk in Ireland and discover how the peat bogs formed, the gruesome secrets of the bog bodies and the unique flora and fauna living on the Peatlands Visitors can also visit the Parks many exhibitions highlighting the localities rich history including Neolithic Farmstead, Early Christian Centre, 1798 Rebellion Exhibit and Famine Cottage which are all brought to life with replica models and multi-media visual displays. Lullymore was the site of one of the largest monastic settlement s in the 5th Century and Saint Patrick is said to have left his footprint in a rock when he visited the site. The rock is still there today – many people may say that they followed the trail of Irelands Patron Saint but few can say they actually walked in his footsteps! Described by many as a true hidden gem, Lullymore is the place to discover a memorable and authentic experience of the people and place that make the Irish midlands so special.


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