Location

The Gathering of Stones is located within Lough Boora Parklands and Sculpture Park.

 

The parklands consist of a magnificent collection of natural & manmade lakes, wetlands, woodland areas, 50km of walkways, 14 km of cycle paths, natural recolonisation and pastureland whilst providing a new habitat for wildlife, flora and fauna.“Sculpture in the Parklands” is a 50-acre (200,000 m2) land and environmental sculpture park located within Lough Boora Parklands.

 

                                       

 

The magnificent wetlands and wildlife wilderness of Lough Boora host some of the most innovative land and environmental sculptures in Ireland. The artists, inspired by the rich natural and industrial legacy of the boglands, have created a series of large-scale sculptures that are now part of the Parklands permanent collection. The park is open to the public 365 days of the year and admission is free. For more information about the parklands visit their website www.loughbooraparklands.com

Directions by road

From Tullamore Leave Tullamore on N52 for Birr. At Blueball turn right onto R357 for Cloghan / Shannonbridge. The Parklands commence within 7 km of Blueball.

 

From Birr Take N52 towards Tullamore, exit for N62 to Athlone. Continue to Cloghan, turning right off roundabout onto R357. The Parklands commence within 2km

Rail

 

Closest railway station to the site is Tullamore (20km from the site)  www.irishrail.ie

 

Bus

 

There is a regular Bus Service through Kilcormac, operated by Kearns Transport, with at least six services to and from Dublin and eight local services to and from Tullamore and Birr. Timetables are available here.

 

 Private Transport

 

Hackney (Kilcormac)Maggie Lynch +353 (0)87 7922970      Hackney (Rath)Liz O Brien+353 (0)87 0629264    

 

Bus Hire (Kilcormac)Dermot Guinan +353 (0)86 2545189    

 

Taxis (Tullamore) Liam McGuiness +353 (0)57 9351111     Tullamore Taxis +353 (0)57 9322228       Fox Cabs +353 (0)57 9322222

Kane Tom  +353 (0)57 9328888  

Taxis (Birr)  Campbell Michael+353 (0)57 9120407 O'Sullivan Cabs +353 (0)87 2506585

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