Clara Bog Nature Reserve
The award-winning Clara Bog Visitor Centre is co-located with the library in Clara and offers visitors a fascinating insight into the bog. The interactive interpretive area covers themes such as: the development of peatlands; biodiversity of raised bogs; the history and archaeology associated with raised bogs; and some unique facts about Clara Bog. The multi-purpose Audio Visual room can accommodate groups of 50 and is available for meetings, talks, workshops and courses to local/environmental groups.
The Visitor Centre offers walks, talks, workshops and other educational activities for adults and children. Please see our section on News and Events or Education for further information. As opening times vary we recommend that you contact us before visiting. The boardwalk is open and accessible all day all year round.
We are located just 10 minutes off Exit 6 on the M6 motorway. We are also just 10 minutes from Kilbeggan, Tullamore and Athlone. The Centre has free car parking, with bus parking available on request. Please note that the car park at the Centre closes at 5 pm Mon – Friday.
We are less than a 5 minute walk from Clara Railway Station. Visitors can reach the Boardwalk by walking or by car. It is located 1.5 kms from the Centre on the Clara – Rahan Road. There are parking bays and bicycle rack available at the Boardwalk