Bog Tour aboard the Clonmacnoise and West Offaly Railway

The only one of its kind in Europe.

Clonmacnoise and West Offaly Railway gives you a unique oppertunity to enjoy a guided 5 1/2 miles circular tour in a comfortable train coach which will give you an insight into a raised bog of major importance - the Blackwater Bog in Co. Offaly. 12,000 years ago the area of cutaway bog you will cross lay beneath a glacier; 3,000 years later there was a lake there and this developed slowly into a fen, and finally a bog. " A few hundred years from now it will be an intregrated tapestry of fields, wooodlands and wetlands. The landscape never stands still."Your journey across this desert of modern cutaway is like a journey through time, and will be a memorable exploration of its long and fasinating history. Don't miss it!
Operating Season: Daily from 1st April to 31st October - on the hour every hour 10A.M. to 5p.m. inclusive. Group bookings all year round. Starting Point: Bord Na Móna, Blackwater, ( near Shannonbridge). Tour Duration: 45 minutes approximately. Capacity: 53 Passengers per coach. Enclosed carriages. Terrif ( IR£) 1996 Prices only Children : £2.25 Adults : £3.25 Family ( 2 adults & up to 6 children ): £8.50

Large car and coach parking - Coffee shop - Craft shop - Wheelchair access throughout - Bord Fáilte Approved.
New Machine Museum and Picnic Areas for 1996. Special Field-Walk Study Area - by arrangement for '96
For futher information or group bookings contact: 
Clonmacnoise & West Offaly Railway, Bord Na Móna, Blackwater, Shannonbridge, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.
Telephone: ( 0905) 74114 or 74172 or 74121 
Int: +353-905-74114/74172/74121 Fax: (0905) 74210