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Enjoy something for everyone

Being in the centre of Ireland makes us an ideal base to head out and enjoy a host of local activities. Whatever age you are, however old you act, Tullamore and the surrounding countryside present all sorts of challenges for the adventurous spirit. What’s more, the mountain terrain, natural plains and feisty waters provide natural opportunities for a range of other exciting activities.  If you find one you like the look of, we can organise an activity on your behalf. Simply let us know what you’d like to do and how many of you will be doing it and we’ll take it from there.

For more information on booking local attractions, please contact:

+353 (57) 934 66 66


Here in Offaly, we’re proud to have the Irish Parachute Club based in our county. If you’ve never jumped from a plane at 13, 000ft then you haven’t truly lived. At the Irish Parachute Club in Clonbullogue, Edenderry, they have a selection of ways to get you started. Their highly qualified instructors will help you achieve the first jump. On a tandem skydive you are secured to an instructor and skydive up to 13,000 feet. Freefall will last approximately 45 seconds before the giant canopy made for two is opened at 5, 000ft. Whether it’s an individual day out or a corporate team building activity you are looking for, then why not ‘take a parachute and jump’.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 40-minute drive

Virtual Reality Arcade

Test yourself against your friends in a unique VR lounge where you can relax and enjoy many VR experiences on any of our 11 VR-Stations and 2 Racing Simulators. Each station, complete with HTC VIVE, comfortable seating area and 4K viewing screens makes it the best place to take a break from reality!


Team Building

VR is a great icebreaker for team building and corporate events, work together to complete puzzles, walk the plank alongside the highest skyscrapers or go head to head with some shooting action. Tailored packages are available with a choice of games to suit.


Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 5-minute drive

For a great Equestrian Experience, with lots of horse riding available in all disciplines, particularly show jumping, cross-country and dressage, Annaharvey Farm has it all.

If you just wish to do some gentle riding, there are many interesting and fun rides around the farm that you will enjoy. Whatever your ability, you are guaranteed a most enjoyable horseback riding experience no matter what the weather. The indoor and outdoor arenas, together with the carefully constructed cross-country fences and large farmland trekking area are all designed to ensure an unforgettable experience.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 10-minute drive

Not for the faint hearted, Birr Outdoor Educational Centre has the River Shannon as the base for a range of water sports, adventure activities and/or education courses in mountain navigation and orienteering.

Land-based activities

• Ecology

• Hill walking

• Abseiling

• Rock climbing

• Team Games

• Orienteering

• Gorge Walking

Please note: The Centre requires minimum numbers of 14 for most activities when booking.

Our reception staff will be happy to make arrangements with the centre on your behalf.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 30-minute drive

Walking The Grand Canal Way

Whatever your preference, if you’re into walking, you’re bound to find rivers, peatlands, hills, canals and much more. The Grand Canal Way provides a popular corridor for walkers. It runs for nearly 70km through County Offaly, visiting small Canal ports before meeting the River Shannon, at the village of Shannon bridge.

Alternatively, The Offaly Way takes walkers 29km from the slopes of Slieve Bloom, along the dramatic valley of the Silver River through nature reserves of Boora Bog to meet the Grand Canal Way at Shannon Harbour (40km from Tullamore)


Wild fish thrive in our sparkling waters. Spring salmon and trout attract anglers to our rivers, while pike, bream and perch can be fished in our lakes. Ireland is recognised as being the outstanding angling destination in Europe. The vast variety and quality of fishing in Ireland has given the country a reputation of which we are justly proud. The angler has a myriad of waterways to choose from with fish in abundance in the River Shannon, the Grand Canal and Pallas Lake, while the county is criss-crossed with smaller rivers including the River Brosna, the Silver River or the Camcor.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 5-minute drive to Grand Canal or 10-minute mins drive to Pallas Lake


Home of Midland Rifle & Pistol Club and the National Rifle Association of Ireland, Midland’s National Shooting Centre of Ireland is based in Leabeg, Blueball.


• Rifle Ranges from 50 to 600 yards

• Bench rest and prone position

• 51 sheltered shooting bays

• Gallery rifle and pistol range

Individual and Private groups are catered for, along with expert advice on all aspects of firearms including safety and marksmanship.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 10-minute drive

Kilbeggan Racecourse is situated just 12km from Tullamore and hosts a selection of race meetings throughout the year. An evening of fun with atmosphere at Kilbeggan Races is one of the most enjoyable experiences. Enjoy the heart stopping spectacle of racing over jumps with the laid back charm of a genuine rural meeting.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 10-minute drive

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