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Clara Bog Visitor Centre
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Clara Bog and its Visitor Centre is one of the best examples of a natural heritage site. Soak up the atmosphere of an exceptional raised bog in the heart of Ireland.

Visit Clara Bog and experience an astounding 10,000 years of history in 10 square kilometres. This naturally wet environment with deep pools and quaking surfaces is the perfect place to connect with nature.

Outdoor gear is advised when making a trip to this fascinating place. Bring your camera or binoculars as the special nature reserve is home to many protected wildlife species and animals.

Take the kids to Clara Bog Visitor Centre where the enthusiastic ‘Dáithí the Dragonfly' shows you his home and the flora and fauna that live with him through interactive touch screens.

Enjoy Probing the Past, a short film on the history of Clara Bog and go on a guided tour to get expert insight into this heritage site. Make sure you have sturdy shoes as you take on The Clara Bog boardwalk, which meanders through Clara Bog Nature Reserve, close by the Visitor Centre.

Why we like it
  • Experience 10,000 years of history.
  • Enjoy the scenic Clara Bog boardwalk.
  • See many protected wildlife species.
  • Take a guided tour of the area.
Local Tips

Look out for the endangered curlew who often roams around Clara Bog. These birds are most vocal during the months of May and June, hear the distinctive call ascending from the bog.

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