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Clara Bog Visitor Centre is located on the R436 in Clara, Co. Offaly in the heart of the Midlands- 10 minutes' drive from the M6 motorway and 15 minutes' drive from Tullamore.
The centre provides interpretive facilities for the Clara Bog Nature Reserve and is managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Admission to the Centre and Nature Reserve is free.
Clara Bog is one of the best remaining examples of a relatively intact raised bog in Western Europe. It contains fine examples of hummocks, hollows, lawns, pools and flushes; all classic components of a raised bog. There is also a large range of plant and animal life to be found on the bog from sphagnum mosses, sundews and bog cotton to dragonflies, butterflies, frogs and birds such as curlew and snipe.
The centre aims to make the public more aware of the rare habitats and species found on Clara Bog and its importance on a local, national and international scale.
Centre facilities include:
- Family friendly interactive multimedia exhibition
- Audio visual facilities, including a short film
- Fully wheelchair accessible
- Parking facilities
- Toilet & baby changing facilities