Slieve Bloom

Slieve Bloom

(slēv), mountain range, 15 mi (24 km) long, central Republic of Ireland, on the border of Counties Laoighis and Offaly. The range, which rises to 1,733 ft (528 m) at Arderin, is the source of the Barrow River.
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Com/account/login the mountain-bike trail network when completed will comprise of more than 100kms of trails in the slieve bloom mountains and was granted planning permission by laois and offaly county councils in march 2017.
It has many picturesque views, which are enhanced by clusters of mature oak, beech and chestnut trees with the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the background.
In 2008, a small wooden cross was found in the Slieve Bloom Mountains on the Laois and Offaly border.
Ballyfin Castle, nestled at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, is the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland, filled with Irish art and priceless antiques from around the world.
With the sun now a permanent fixture, we toured through the Slieve Bloom Mountains and reached the town of Birr and its castle.
We both work to ensure their preservation," she says of the unique flora and fauna of the boglands blanketing the Slieve Bloom Mountains and surrounding Midlands.
Flowing through it is Barrow, Ireland's second longest river which runs almost 120 miles from the Slieve Bloom mountains to the sea.
He prefers instead to recount the (seemingly) chance-encounters with other "pilgrims," people such as the Ashburys, a family of displaced, penniless aristocrats living in a decaying mansion near the Slieve Bloom Mountains in central Ireland, who inevitably turn out to be Sebaldian kindred spirits.
This luxurious, refurbished gothic revival castle is set in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains and boasts 37 en-suite bedrooms, a library bar, Louis XV drawing room, Dungeon bar and a health centre with superb sauna.
The Slieve Bloom Way (no relation to Leopold) is comparatively untouched by man.
THE Slieve Bloom mountains are one of the great natural treasures of the midlands.