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Tullamore Introduction

A quaint little town in the middle of Ireland, dangling one leg in the future but still tenaciously clinging to an old-world past – that's Tullamore, the county town of Offaly, for you. The Grand Canal, once a mighty waterway, passes through the town. In recent years, Tullamore has been attracting tourists on its own, who use the town as a base for exploring neighbouring areas. Its growing stature as a 'gateway town' has also played a role in its increasing popularity.

Hotels in Tullamore

Hotels catering to different types of tourists have recently sprung up in town. Visitors looking for luxury hotels in Tullamore will find upscale accommodations where they'll spend nights in large, well-appointed rooms, have cosy meals in on-site restaurants, relax in indoor pools and feel pampered in full-service spas. If you're watching your budget, staying in a reasonably priced 3-star hotel is your best bet. The rooms here have their own bathrooms, Wi-Fi is free, and you're likely to find a laid-back restaurant and bar. Business facilities like meeting rooms are available, and there are terraces where you can unwind.

Where to stay in Tullamore

The majority of Tullamore hotels are in the town centre, on Main Street and O'Moore Street. Restaurants serving traditional Irish fare as well as Chinese and Indian dishes are close by, as are the town's vivacious pubs and shopping areas. If your plan is to visit the countryside, try to find accommodation on the outskirts of the town because it will be easy for you to move, and it makes for a more tranquil stay if you choose a hotel away from the town centre's hustle and bustle. If you want to experience camp life, there are places for that outside the town, such as Birr village.

Things to see in Tullamore

Tullamore has a long history which has been carefully preserved by its citizens. As a tourist in Tullamore, do visit the Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre, set up in an old bonded warehouse belonging to the Tullamore Dew distillery. The distillery's Tullamore Dew whiskey is known around the world. At the visitor centre, you can learn about the town's tryst with distillation, the Grand Canal and the town's urban history. The Charleville estate is also a famous landmark here. Charleville Castle, a magnificent Gothic building is found on the property, along with King Oak, one of the oldest oak trees in Ireland. The castle is said to be haunted and was once even the subject of a TV programme. If you're the outdoorsy kind, you might want to explore the Slieve Bloom Mountains, to the south of Offaly county. The mountains have many walking and cycling trails, affording views of the magnificent scenery all around.

How to get to Tullamore

Tullamore is not only centrally located but easily accessible too. Dublin Airport is the closest airport for folks flying in – it's about a 70-minute drive away. If you're travelling by car, you'll have to get on the M6 motorway and proceed to Tullamore via the N52 national secondary road. There are also train services from Dublin and Galway 8 times every day. The train station is located some distance away from the town centre, but there are taxis at the station ready to take you wherever you want to go in Tullamore. Éireann and Kearns buses also connect Tullamore to Dublin, Waterford and Galway.