Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre,
Kenagh, Co. Longford
The centre interprets an Iron Age bog road that was built in the year 148 B.C. across the boglands of Longford, close to the River Shannon. The oak road is the largest of its kind to have been uncovered in Europe and was excavated by Professor Barry Raftery of University College Dublin. Inside the interpretive centre, an eighteen-metre stretch of the preserved trackway is on permanent display in a hall specially designed to preserve the ancient wooden structure. Bord na Móna and the Office of Public Works have carried out conservation work on the surrounding bog to ensure that it remains wet and that the buried road remains preserved.
Location: 3km from Kenagh village and accessed on the Longford-Kenagh road, R357. 15km from Longford or from the Mullingar-Lanesboro road R392.
Open 21st Apr - 28th Sept daily 10:00 - 18:00 / Last admission is 45 minutes before closing.
Please note: When Easter occurs before Apr 1st, the centre opens from Holy Thur for the season
Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours.
Access by guided tour only / Maximum number: 50 / Duration: 1 hour / Last tour at 17:00.
Leaflet available in English.
Photography and Video is permitted, except in the audiovisual theatre. Permission required for commercial purposes
Audiovisual Presentation: "Crossing the Centuries" / Seating: 61 /Duration: 17 minutes / In English only
The Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities
Facilities: Exhibitions, toilets (including toilet for visitors with disabilities), car and coach park, picnic area.
Tea room and picnic area - Seating Capacity: 40 - 50
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