From Longford and have only managed to visit this attraction now. I was surprised to see a small group of other people there and a bus of kids arrive on our way out. This is located in a bog and therefore not the easiest to find even though it is signposted. It is in the sticks but the easiest way to go is to go to Kenagh and travel to Ballymahon or vice versa. The turning is off along it.
There is a beautiful informative display area explaining various aspects of the bog, Iron age and the trackway itself. Very interesting to see the time and effort that went into preserving that section they have displayed. It is also nice to hear that the rest of it is left in-situ to continue ageing as nature had intended. It is definitely an attraction to spark the imagination and create questions in the mind of the purpose of it as nothing has been found on the digs to exactly say what it was used for.
The guides are very informative and the lady we had was very enthusiastic. Enjoyed my visit here.
A suggestion for them is the guide was walking around with a folder of pictures of various bog men that have been found in bogs around Ireland. Would be better to put them on large posters with the info and possibly hang them in the area where the trackway is. That way we get to see them properly. Also I see facilites for a tea shop there but am not aware if it is open or not. Would suggest the guides at the end of the tour inform people to take an opportunity to have tea and sandwiches in the bog setting as they have nice picnic facilities there to do it. However money does not seem to be the motivation for this attraction as entry is free.
Thanks for a great visit.
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