Abbeyleix Boardwalk

Enjoy a walk over the stark but stunning landscape of the Irish bog. A wooden boardwalk loop takes you over the bog itself, giving you a close up look at the unique flora & fauna in this unique habitat.

Kids love balancing along the boardwalk beams, and the route down to the boardwalk is broken up with quirky things along the way (a ‘bug hotel’, fairy doors, a giant nest, a woven willow house) that encourage younger walkers to keep going.

The entrance to this walk is at the far end of the town, just past The Manor Hotel. Park in the hotel carpark, and you can pop into the hotel for lunch afterwards, or try one of the excellent cafes in Abbeyleix town (we recommend Bramleys – which is very family friendly and serves excellent food, or Mueller & O’Connell Bakery for fantastic coffee and cake).