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Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre

A pathway into the past

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Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre

A pathway into the past

See all opening times

Limited Access

Access to exterior only.

Admission

Free admission

Getting here

Corlea Trackway Centre
Kenagh
Co. Longford
N39 XT18

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Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre

Hidden away in the boglands of Longford, not far from Kenagh village, is an inspiring relic of prehistory: a togher – an Iron Age road – built in 148 BC. Known locally as the Danes’ Road, it is the largest of its kind to have been uncovered in Europe.

Historians agree that it was part of a routeway of great importance. It may have been a section of a ceremonial highway connecting the Hill of Uisneach, the ritual centre of Ireland, and the royal site of Rathcroghan.

The trackway was built from heavy planks of oak, which sank into the peat after a short time. This made it unusable, of course, but also ensured it remained perfectly preserved in the bog for the next two millennia.

Inside the interpretive centre, an 18-metre stretch of the ancient wooden structure is on permanent display in a hall specially designed to preserve it. Don’t miss this amazing remnant of our ancient past.

Opening Times

2 April – 11  November

Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Last admission  17:00

Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours

Notice

Note: When Easter is before 1 April, the centre opens from Maundy Thursday for the season.

Contact

Corlea Trackway Centre
Kenagh
Co. Longford
N39 XT18

043 3322386

Getting Here

3km from Kenagh village and accessed on the Longford-Kenagh road, R357. 15km from Longford or from the Mullingar-Lanesboro road R392.

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Facilities

  • Audio Visual Show
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet

Restrictions

  • Access by Guided Tour Only

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