Slieve Bloom Mountains, Kinnitty

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
The Slieve Bloom Mountains are a mountain range in Ireland. They rise from the central plain of Ireland to a height of 527 metres. While not very high, they are extensive by local standards. The highest points are Arderin at the southwestern end of the range and Baunreaghcong at the end of the Ridge of Capard.The Slieve Bloom Mountains stretch from near Roscrea in the south west to Rosenallis in the north west forming a link between County Laois and County Offaly. Access to the mountains and the most popular attractions is easiest by taking Exit 18 off the M7 for Mountmellick and following the R422 for Rosenallis, Clonaslee, Cadamstown, and Kinnitty. There are 3 routes which cross the mountain. From Clonaslee here it is very easy to follow the mountain road over 'the Cut' towards Mountrath. From Kinnitty take the road from the centre of the village opposite the Catholic Church past Longford Church to Glendine Gap near Ard Erin the highest point in the mountain. For some splendid views turn left onto the R440 towards Kinnitty one of the small villages nestled at the foot of the mountains.
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  • I was driving through the area recently and went through the slieve bloom and it's so beautiful. it would make a great day out walking the trails and I'll definitely be back for the day soon 
  • We had a wonderful lunch and a supper on two different days in Kinnity Castles Dungeon bar and restaurant. The drive through the fantastic forest approaching the castle was as gorgeous as the forest o...  read more »
  • Excellent place for hikers, great trails, very well signed, many different trails for different levels of fitness. 
  • Beautiful sights. Peaceful when the weather allows it to be. Great for hiking. No as much for camping though.
  • Why on earth are they called 'Slieve (Mountain) Bloom Mountains? I could not find any other mountain on the Irish Map where the Irish word Slieve is used as well as the English translation, it just does not make sense.
  • Beautiful views with extensive walks excellently maintained.
  • Beautiful and peaceful
  • The leprechaun infestation was tiresome but this was more than offset by the presence of tuatha de danan. A noble and gallant race, they embody the potentiality of mankind.
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