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Kinnitty, Co. Offaly

Kinnitty (Irish: Ceann Eitigh) is a village in County Offaly that is located between the towns of Birr, Kilcormac, and Roscrea.

The village derives its name from the myth that the head of an ancient princess is buried beneath the village, Ceann being Irish for head and Eitigh being the name of the princess.

The village is situated in a picturesque setting at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The village has a pyramid which was built by the Bernard family who resided in Kinnitty Castle, which they built on the site of St. Finnians monastery, the high cross of which is still situated on the site.

The village is probably best known for Kinnitty Castle, which is now a hotel.

Gardens

Bellefield Garden - Shinrone County Offaly Ireland
Bellefield
Birr, Co. Offaly
The love of plants is an all consuming passion for garden architect Angela Jupe and the rationale behind the creation of her new garden. It’s a passion that prompted her to plant 1,000 scarlet tulips for pointillist effect in the meadow i ...
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Golf

Esker Hills Golf Club - Tullamore County Offaly Ireland
Esker Hills Golf Club
Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Course Type: Parkland
Esker Hills Golf Club, a Christy O' Connor Jnr designed masterpiece over 150 acres of testing terrain, is regarded as one of Ireland's leading inland golf courses. It's a challenging 18 hole par 71  championship golf course where no two hole ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Roundwood House - The Coach House, The Forge & The Cottage
Mountrath, Co. Laois
Three self-catering units situated on the grounds of Roundwood House, an 18th century Palladian Villa, in a beautiful region of central Ireland at the foot of the unspoilt Slieve Bloom Mountains. Each building possesses immense character and ...
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What's On

Birr - The Full Moon Market - Co Offaly - every 3rd Sunday
The Full Moon Market - Every 3rd Sunday

The Chestnut Courtyard, Birr, Co Offaly

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Tourist Attractions

Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre - Tullamore County Offaly Ireland
Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre
Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Reopening in Summer 2012 following major refurbishment Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, housed in the 1897 Bonded Warehouse, relates the story of Tullamore Dew Whiskey/Irish Mist Liqueur, the Grand Canal and the development of the town of Tullamore.
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
The Wolftrap
Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Gina Murphy and her husband Padraig McLoughlin’s large bar and ‘informal fine dining’ restaurant is named after a mountain in the nearby Slieve Blooms (the border between Laois and Offaly is at its peak), and occupies a large to ...
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