“The Bog Road” as it is know is a three mile stretch of road between Athlone and the village of Clonown. The village has the unusual distinction of not having a pub - for Ireland this is quite an anomaly!

The road and village all lie along the River Shannon as it winds it way south to the famous monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise!

The area is largely bog and there are lovely walks everywhere. In winter the whole area is prone to flooding from the rivers rising water levels. Indeed it resembles a large lake with thousands of migrating swans everywhere. It’s quite spectacular! Watch out for the wildlife!


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Tags: Archaeology, Athlone, Bogs, Clonmacnoise, Offaly, Preservation, Science, Westmeath


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