Tullamore D.E.W. Old Bonded Warehouse
For whiskey explorers eager to learn about the history and craft of the world-renowned Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey, a visit to the Tullamore D.E.W. Old Bonded Warehouse is a must. This unique visitor experience is set in Tullamore D.E.W.'s original 19th century bonded warehouse on the banks of the Grand Canal in the town of Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Visitors are invited to experience both the history and the future of the second largest Irish whiskey brand in the world on one of three award-winning  whiskey journeys, each delivered by Ireland's leading whiskey experts. These three unique whiskey tours have been carefully crafted to suit
everyone, from the Irish whiskey novice through to the whiskey enthusiast:
Curious Taster's Journey: Discover Tullamore D.E.W. with this triple tasting.
Whiskey Wise Masterclass: Explore the hidden depths of our rare whiskey collection in the comfort and privacy of the D.E. Williams Branch House.
Ultimate Distillery Experience: Uncover the secrets behind our walls at the Tullamore Distillery on our 'behind the scenes' tour  
(By appointment only. Lunch included.)
Glasses Up!
www.tullamoredew.com
Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.  
Tel: 057 9325015
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Tullamore Map and Tourist Information
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Tullamore Gaol - Much political interest lay here in the 19th and 20th centuries, William O'Brien and John Mandeville were imprisoned in the 1880s there, and the War of Independence (1919-1921) saw republicans incarcerated.  During the Civil War of 1922 the Jail was destroyed by republicans. Only the Gothic facade of it now remains.

Town Hall - Originally know as Acres Hall dates back to 1790 and now  houses Tullamore Municipal District Offices.

Charleville Castle - Tullamore - Dating from 1798 and designed by Francis Johnston, the house is one of the finest examples of the great Gothic house in Ireland.  There is an oak tree in the grounds reputed to be 700 years old.  Conducted tours by appointment.

The Courthouse - This building dates from 1833-35 and although damaged along with the Jail in 1922 it was reopened in 1927.

Catholic Church - Erected in 1802, and demolished and rebuilt in 1902. It was destroyed by fire in 1983 and again rebuilt at a cost of over £3 million.  The new church has an impressive timber interior and some Harry Clarke Studio windows.

St. Catherine’s Church of Ireland - The Church of Ireland church designed by Francis Johnston and opened 1815, is placed prominently on a hill to the southwest of the town.

Garda Station - Once the site of the military garrison.  The garrison was based in a barracks, which housed 200 soldiers, horses and equipment.

Srah Castle - The oldest house in Tullamore is another castle, a tower house, known as Srah Castle observable from the tow path and dating from 1588.

Walking Trails - There is a wonderful way-marked walking trail and a series of looped walks in the Slieve Bloom. The tranquillity of the Grand Canal can be enjoyed on a trail from Tullamore and travel east to Edenderry or west to Shannon Harbour. Forest walks are developed in the Slieve Bloom Environment Park, Garryhinch, Busherstown, Goldengrove and Durrow. There are town trails in the elegant planned town of Birr, the county capital, Tullamore, at lovely Edenderry and at the Lough Boora Parklands outside Tullamore.

Tullamore Town Park - Lloyd Town Park Tullamore includes a spectacular Water Feature, Children’s Activity Playground, Meeting performance plaza, Skateboard Park & Bowling green.


Golf - Across Offaly you  have a selection  of great golf courses that make use of natural, undulating terrain from eskers, hollows and hillocks to parkland locations.  Esker Hills, Castlebarna, Birr, Tullamore, Edenderry, and Garryhinch (Portarlington), have lovely championship courses where visitors are welcome. www.visitoffaly.ie/golf

Visiting Bogs in Offaly

The bogs of Offaly formed over 10,000 years since the last Ice Age.  Clara Bog has a 1km walkway which gives a great introduction to these raised bogs of the midlands. The Clara Bog Visitor Centre is open during the summer. The harvesting of the bogs is resulting is a changing landscape in Offaly.  Bogs being harvested and vast expanses of dark brown peat can be seen travelling through the county.  Lough Boora Discovery Park is a great site to see how the vegetation recolonises once harvesting has finished, a wide and varied range of plants and birds are recorded here.  Harvesting of peat is often done below the water table resulting in new large lakes being formed after harvesting.


Birr Castle Garden & Science Centre: Allow yourself plenty of time to explore Birr Castle’s spectacular Gardens and fascinating Science Centre. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations it is an environmental and scientific time capsule. All you budding knights and princesses will find yourself lost in a world of imagination in the epic Treehouse Adventure Area.  Tours are available of the Castle during the summer time.  www.birrcastle.com  

Email: bookings@birrcastle.com


Slieve Bloom Mountains - The wonderful thing about the Slieve Bloom Mountains (besides being the most uncongested in the country) is that you’ll find trails to suit every ability; from the experienced hiker to the casual stroller.  http://www.slievebloom.ie/cms/


Clonmacnoise Monastic Site - This sixth century monastic site, located on the banks of the River Shannon is home to three high crosses, a cathedral, seven churches and two round towers. This great Monastery was founded in 548. www.heritageireland.ie/en/midlandseastcoast/clonm acnoise

Email: clonmacnoise@opw.ie Tel: +353 909674195

Lough Boora Discovery Park - Transformed from its previous incarnation as a commercial bog where peat was harvested, today Lough Boora Discovery Park offers great off road cycling, is home to countless species of birds and wildlife, fish-filled lakes and a permanent exhibition of huge outdoor sculptures. www.loughboora.com
e: info@loughbooraparklands.com
Tel: +353 579340010 or +353 862896397

River Shannon Start your riverside adventure in Banagher and cruise on one of the finest natural inland waterways in Europe as the River Shannon meanders through beautiful countryside.

Canals & Waterways - The River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river bounds West Offaly and a boat journey along
it is a gloriously peaceful way to test the pulse of the countryside. Anglers can choose from rivers, lakes and a canal. Little Brosna is a narrow slow river which winds its way from Roscrea to Birr and is popular among coarse fishermen. The Grand Canal is one of Ireland’s greatest engineering achievements. In the 18th and 19th century it was essential for industry; today it is just as important for leisure.  Nowadays privately owned boats move freely along its length, gliding serenely under bridges, through locks and past old buildings, bogland and rural landscapes. www.waterwaysireland.org

Angling - Situated in the heart of Ireland, renowned for its excellent course fishing with the majestic Shannon and its many tributaries, Brosna, Little Brosna, Suck and Grand Canal. www.visitoffaly.ie/angling

From 1556 until 1920 Offaly was called King’s County. The name was a tribute to King Philip II of Spain, who was husband to Queen Mary.  

Daingean was renamed Philipstown, also to honour King Philip and it was the county town until 1835 when Tullamore received the designation.

The landscape features gravel esker ridges left by the retreating icecap from the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago and many bogs which formed in the millennia since.  Many early Christian monastic sites can still be seen in the county which was once the meeting point of a number of provinces. The Grand Canal crosses from the east in Edenderry right through the county to join the Shannon at Shannon harbour. The Slieve Bloom Mountains, stretch along the south-eastern boundary with Laois, and provide many walking routes for visitors.