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Lough Boora Discovery Park

Lough Boora Discovery Park

For centuries Lough Boora has given humans shelter, warmth and a unique contact with the forces of the natural world. History, ancient and modern, is around you and under your feet when you visit Lough Boora.

Lough Boora is a sanctuary for wildlife and an amenity for the community – a place of quiet, relaxation and refuge. The Sculpture Park pays homage to our human interaction with the boglands. Cycle and walking routes allow visitors to absorb the unique atmosphere of this special landscape. All around and underneath us is the long story of how people have dwelt on the Boora Bog since prehistoric times.  

Increasing areas of peatlands are becoming cutaway. Bord na Móna promotes various beneficial uses of cutaway areas including renewable energy, biodiversity, amenity uses, water storage and other infrastructure. The conservation of biodiversity and natural heritage is an integral part of good environmental management and is a core practice at Bord na Móna. Lough Boora Discovery Park is the prime example of a cutaway area that has been developed as a fine amenity with high biodiversity value.

Lough Boora Discovery Park is located in the heart of Ireland, near Tullamore, Birr and Clonmacnoise. 

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