If you are looking for a peaceful place to get away from it all, in the heart of Ireland and off the typical tourist trail then why not try Tullamore? It is surrounded by spectacular rural beauty, but you don’t have to go without the trappings of the modern world – the town has shops and services, from pet supplies to communications like Vodafone Tullamore, so it is the perfect place to escape without feeling cut off!
If you are looking to explore historical Ireland then there is a lot on offer in the local area. Head to the imposing and beautiful Charleville castle and have a wander around this impressive Gothic building. Out in the grounds you can see the ancient oak, the King oak – one of the oldest oak trees in Ireland. The castle is said to be haunted so keep an eye out for ghosts on your visit!
It is a great place to visit if you want to enjoy the countryside – head out for some exhilarating walking and climbing in the Slieve Bloom mountains, or to the south where you will find the Lough Boora parklands, a bog area which is home to a huge array of wildlife and plants.
Whisky enthusiasts will of course want to treat themselves to a bottle of the region’s most famous export – Tullamore Dew. This famous Irish whisky is adored by many whisky lovers so it is a must if you are in the area!