Sculptures at Lough Boora Discovery Park


A number of our post-production bogs, now form public amenity areas. Bord na Móna is proud to accommodate a wide variety of interests and activities on its lands.

Having fulfilled their use as production bogs, a number of areas are now open to the public for access, and to appreciate the unfolding landscape of the cutaway bogs.

The best sites for secure access are

  • Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly
  • Mountlucas Wind Farm 7km public walkway – cycleway, Co. Offaly
  • Abbeyleix Bog, Co Laois
  • Doire Bhile Wetlands, Co Tipperary
  • Bellacorick Walkway (under development)
  • Crossmolina, Co Mayo

Canoeing in Lough Boora Discovery Park

Other areas on the edges of our bogs that provide access and information to the public are

  • Ballycroy National Park; Bangor, Co Mayo
  • Clara Bog Interpretive Centre; Clara, Co Offaly
  • Corlea Trackway; Keenagh, Co Longford
  • Lullymore Heritage Centre; Rathangan, Co Kildare

You can find out more about our future plans for Bord na Móna’s land holding in our Land & Property section.

Lough Boora Discovery Park

Lough Boora Discovery Park is probably our best known public amenity, situated on bogs that were industrially harvested for milled peat for over 50 years. Now, instead of fuel for electricity generation, they provide a safe habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna, as well as many amenities for the public. Some of the things you’ll find at Lough Boora Discovery Park are:

Family Cycling in Lough Boora Discovery Park

      If you’d like to find out more, why not visit the

Lough Boora Discovery Park website

    for all the latest on events and activities at the parklands.