Moate Amenity Park
The Amenity Park at Dún na Sí is a newly created community park for all, encompassing ecology, arts, education and play.The area now covered by the Amenity Park was once a ‘commons’ used for grazing and was known locally as the ‘Cow Park’.
Through the work of a local community group, the Midland Amenity Park Association, work began in 2008 to develop the area into a park and nature reserve.
Five years later the transformation was complete and today you can enjoy a walk through planted parklands and a wetland reserve which is home to native wildlife species. A specially constructed ‘hide’ allows you to observe the many species of wild birds on the small lake or ‘turlough’ without disturbing their habitat.
With the ‘Art in the Park‘ project imaginative creations emerge from the parkland. These are made from recycled and natural materials by students from local schools who work with artists to enhance the visitors experience of the park. There is also a fully equipped childrens playground.
The Dún na Sí project has been part funded by Westmeath Community Development through the Rural Development Programme 2007 - 2013.
Lough Boora Parklands
Lough Boora Parklands are a beautiful landscape at the centre of Ireland - a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Through a creative combination of nature and the human hand new habitats are emerging on the cutaway bogs of Co. Offaly. Lands cloaked with great raised bogs for 10,000 years are at the dawn of a new era. Bogs harvested by Bord na Móna for energy since the 1940s are establishing as unique and welcoming habitats for a wide range of flora and fauna. The parklands consist of a magnificant collection of natural & manmade lakes, wetlands, woodland areas, 50km of walkways, natural recolonisation and pastureland whilst providing a new habitat for wildlife, flora & fauna.
Glendeer Pet Farm
Glendeer Pet Farm is an award winning 12 acre open farm situated in the heart of Ireland. Glendeer provides a safe and carefree environment for children of any age.
The farm itself comprises of 6 acres and an additional 6 acres of a nature walk which was once an old mass path. The farm has over 50 species of animals but new ones are always arriving, such as Rio our yellow and blue Macaw! An 1850′s restored cottage also provides great memories to some and an education to the younger generation. Glendeer Farm is a fantastic day out for families, groups and school tours. It is both fun and educational and a great opportunity to interact with both farm & exotic animals. Children are provided with a bag of food to feed the goats, sheep, emu, donkeys, cows, llama and lots more animals.No matter what the weather conditions are, there is always something to do as there is a lot of facilities undercover.Visit the indoor farm pets, the indoor suspended play area and the coffee shop which all provide shelter and entertainment.
Bring along a packed lunch to enjoy a picnic or avail of our café. The staff and animals at Glendeer Farm look forward to welcoming you!
Summer Season Cost: €8 per adult & €8 per child (under 18 months are free)
Apologies for any inconviences but debit or credit cards are not accepted!
Don’t forget your Camera!!!!