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Luxurious Hotel & Excellent Food in Birr, Co Offaly: Dooly’s Hotel
Dooly’s Hotel is centrally located in beautiful Mid-Ireland. Well known for its wonderful choice of championship golf courses, it also offers activities such as water sports, cruising and fishing on the Shannon; horse riding and hill walking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains.The region is steeped in history, amongst the must see places nearby are Clonmacnoise, The Bog Train, Lockes Distillery, Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, Leap Castle, and of course the world famous Birr Castle Gardens on our own doorstep. Birr was laid out during the Georgian period and retains many of its original features such as its wide tree lined walls, pleasant gardens, period houses and Georgian character. The town itself reflects peace and contentment of its surrounding countryside.
One of the jewels in the town’s crown is surely the magnificent Birr Castle Demesne. The grounds extend to over 100 acres of formed layouts, river walks, terraces and parkland. The world’s tallest box hedges are to be seen on the grounds along with many hundreds of species of trees, plants and flowers. Newly built in 2013, the largest tree house in the country is a must see for adults and children alike.
There are a number of top quality golf courses in the region including Birr Golf Club, Nenagh Golf Club, Portumna Golf Club, Roscrea Golf Club, Tullamore Golf Club, Esker Hills Golf Club, Athlone Golf Club and Castle Barna Golf Club, all within 30 minutes
Distances from major cities/ports
• Dublin 120km • Rosslare 160km • Cork 152km • Shannon 100km • Galway 100km • Sligo 180km • Belfast 267km.