Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre

Contact Details

Address:

Corlea Trackway Centre
Kenagh
Co. Longford
N39 XT18

Tel No.: +353 (43) 332 2386
Fax No.: +353 (43) 332 2442

E-mail: ctrackwayvisitorcentre@opw.ie

(For information only. All bookings must be made by phone/fax).

Opening Hours

2018

29th March - 26th September
Daily 10:00 - 18:00

Last admission is 45 minutes before closing

Average Length of Visit: 1½ hours

Admission Fees

Free

Facilities

Exhibitions, toilets (including toilet for visitors with disabilities), car and coach park, picnic area.

 

 

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.

Bus Routes

Private operators only.

Guided Tours

Access by guided tour only
Maximum number: 50
Duration: 1 hour
Last tour at 17:00

Leaflet/Guide book: English

Photography/Video: Permitted, except in the audiovisual theatre. Permission required for commercial purposes

Audiovisual Presentation:

Name: 'Crossing the Centuries'
Seating: 61.
Duration: 17 minutes
Languages: English

Access:

Centre is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities