Places to Visit in , County Longford, Republic of Ireland
Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre
Tel: +353(0) 43 22386
Fax: +353(0) 43 22442
Website: click here
HISTORIC HOUSES, CASTLES, GARDENS AND MUSEUMS IN COUNTY LONGFORD
The Centre interprets an Iron Age bog road which was built in the year 148 BC across the boglands close to the River Shannon. The oak road is the largest of its kind to have been uncovered in Europe and was excavated over the years by Professor Barry Raftery of University College Dublin.
Inside the building, an 18 metre stretch of preserved road is on permanent display in a specially designed hall with humidifiers to prevent the ancient wood from cracking in the heat. Bord na Mona and the Heritage Service have carried out conservation work on the surrounding bog to ensure that it remains wet and that the buried road is preserved. Access for people with disabilities.
Historic House, Tea Room, Picnic Area,
3km from Kenagh Village and accessed from the Longford-Kenagh Road R397 (15km from Longford) or from the Mullingar-Lanesbo
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