Corlea Visitor Centre

Iron Age Trackway at the Corlea Visitor Centre
The centre interprets an Iron Age bog road that was built in the year 148BC 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 and there is also a 17 minute audio-visual presentation. 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.

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.
Audiovisual Presentation: Crossing the Centuries, 17 mins, seats 61.
Access: Centre is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.

The Centre is located 3km from Kenagh village and accessed on the R392, Lanesborough-Ballymahon road or R357, Longford-Kenagh road.