The gentle rolling hills of the The Slieve Bloom Mountains rise from the central plains of Ireland, forming a natural link between Counties Laois and Offaly. Their central location makes the Slieve Bloom area an ideal base for visitors wishing to make trips to other parts of Ireland.The Slieve Bloom Mountains are among the most unspoilt and least explored areas in Ireland. They are surrounded by a necklace of villages, each one a gem. Spend a while in Kinnitty, Clonaslee, or any of villages, and it is like stepping back in time, to an era when life moved at a much slower pace. These are places where people will take the time to talk to you, where tourists are not so common and where the locals will have a genuine interest in you.
We have a choice of 16 different Looped Walks from 6 different Trail Heads in the Slieve Blooms with detailed maps and directions. There are also two long distance Waymarked walks in the area - the Slieve Bloom Way and the Offaly Way. Each year we have two walking festivals, a May Bank Holiday Festival and a July Eco Festival and we also have organised walks every weekend. The Annual walking Program can be downloaded here. See Upcoming Walking Events
Explore a wide range of attractions including our Historical, Geological and Wildlife Heritage.The Slieve Bloom Mountains Nature Reserve is, at over 2,300 hectares, Ireland’s largest state-owned Nature Reserve. It is a great place to see plants and animals associated with mountain blanket bog and heath and other upland habitats.View Attractions