Surrounding the town is esker country, great for walks – the highest point in Clara is probably to the north; Aughamore, overlooking the town and makes a great short hike. To the west of Clara these hills are known as the Erry Hills, and to the east they have been given the name the Ballinough Hills.
Probably the most well known feature of Clara is what has now become internationally known as Clara Bog. There are excellent walks here, including the Clara Bog Board walk. Clara Bog is a raised bog, famous for it rare species of flora and declared a national nature reserve.
About Clara Town: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Local things to do:
Clara, like any town on the River Brosna, attracts a great many anglers, and the Den in Clara is well sited for river access.
Things to do within easy reach of Clara
- Hiking and Walking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains
- Lough Boora Parklands (Including the highly recommended Sculpture Park, which is also a great place to fly kites (no overhead wires) and has several hides for bird watching)
- Charleville Castle, Tullamore (including some ancient oaks and pleasant wooded walks)
- Lyold Park, Tullamore (has a skate park, an excellent water feature young kids love playing in in summer and a top class playground.)
- Tullamore Tourist Guide 2011/2012
- Annaharvey Farm & Equestrian Centre
- Birr Castle And Science musuem
- An Dún Transport and Heritage Musuem
- Lusmagh Pet Farm
- Leap Castle (“The World’s Most Haunted Castle”)
- Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre
- General blog about some nearby kid tested places.