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Fishing

Fishing on the Grand Canal has become very popular in recent years with an abundance of fish. Anglers interested in coarse fishing. Perch, Roach, Bream, Pike and Eel can be found in the canal which flows through Daingean.

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Golf

New Forrest Golf is located 15 mins from Daingean in nearby Tyrellspass. There is also a golf course in Tullamore and another in Esker Hills outside Tullamore

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Grand Canal Greenway

The newly constructed greenway is a walkway along the grand canal from Banagher in the west to Dublin in the east, and makes for a walkers paradise, with bike rental also available in Daingean.

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Slieve Bloom Mountains

The Slieve Bloom Mountains separating Offaly and Laois are 20 mins from Daingean and offer breathtaking views and picturesque walks through this beautiful area of the midlands.

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Mount Lucas Wind Turbines

The wind farm is located on Mountlucas bog, which consists of 1,100 hectares of cutaway Peatlands near Daingean, Co. Offaly. The Mountlucas bog forms part of the Derrygreenagh group of bogs that straddles the counties of Kildare, Offaly and Westmeath. There are walkways where the farm can be explored and admired.

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Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre

For whiskey explorers eager to learn about the history and craft of the world-renowned Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey, a visit to the home of the brand is a must. This unique visitor experience is set in Tullamore D.E.W.’s original 19th century bonded warehouse on the banks of the Grand Canal in the town of Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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Lockes Distillery Kilbeggan

Kilbeggan Distillery is an Irish whiskey distillery situated on the River Brosna in Kilbeggan in County Westmeath. A small pot still distillery, the licence to distil dates to 1757. Reputedly the oldest distillary in the world. A 25 minute drive to explore this magnificent Distillery.

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Charleville Castle Tullamore

Fascinating Castle open for private tours, in the middle of one of  the last surviving, ancient oak woods of Ireland in Tullamore. It took 14 years to build, with each addition becoming more elaborate than the last. 

All of this is well in advance of a lovely pint of Guinness...

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