Slieve Bloom Mountains, Kinnitty
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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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  • The Slieve Bloom Mountains were a surprise! When you follow the trails there are incredibly beautiful walks. 
  • lovely scenery to visit would definitely stop there again if i was passing to take photos and listen to the river. 
  • 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 
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  • Amazing place for cast away and recovery. Great area walking and cycling. A lot abandoned places hide in the forest
  • Stunning views, well maintained and marked trail and tracks, maps etc. Recommended for hikers and bikers.
  • Love spending hours just riding around the endless amount of fire roads and singletrack that these mountains have to offer.
  • Beautiful mountainous area rising out of the plains of central Ireland; unexpectedly wild and undulating and an exciting drive right through the heart of the range.
  • Stunning views across the country side great for hillwalking