The Corlea Trackway Visitor centre interprets an Iron Age bog road that was built in the year 148 BC across the bog lands 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 track way 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.
– 3km from Kenagh village
– Accessed on the R357 Longford-Kenagh road
– 15km from Longford or from the R392 Mullingar-Lanesboro road
– Access by guided tour only
– Maximum number 50 people
– Duration: 1 hour
– Last tour 5pm
Daily 10am – 6pm
Last admission is 45 minutes before closing. The average length per visit is 1.5 hours.
Admission is Free
Our facilities include toilets (including toilets for visitors with disabilities), car and couch parking, a picnic area and we also host a number of exhibitions located in the visitor centre.