Twelve great family cycles around every corner of Ireland – The Irish Times

From Curraghchase Forest Park, in Limerick, and Lough Boora Discovery Park, in Co Offaly, to Blessington Greenway, in Co Wicklow, there’s no shortage of places to get some fresh air, fabulous countryside and family fun this summerMake chase to Curraghchase

Curraghchase Forest Park in Kilcornan, Co Limerick extends to nearly 300 hectares of parkland, lakes and woodlands, with loads of cycling trails – shared with walkers – that are just the right distance for children. The 2.4km Curragh Trail is flat and takes you away from the park’s lake through mature broadleaf and conifer forest while the Glenisca Trail is 3.5km and includes an old cave. In both cases much of your cycling is done under tree canopy, a handy umbrella. All that’s left of the big house is a grand facade and resident bats but there are playgrounds, an orienteering course, picnic spots and barbecue pits, and a campsite

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