Lough Key Forest Park


The Forest Park is situated on the N4, 13km west of Carrick on Shannon and 4 km east of Boyle.

Site Description

Lough Key Forest Park forms part of what was the Rockingham Estate which was owned by the King Family. The King Family acquired the lands in the mid 17th century. Prior to this
the lands were part of the kingdom of the Mc Dermotts who were an old Gaelic family.
Lough Key has for many centuries drawn people from near and far to its spectacular views, exuberant wildlife, historic buildings and islands. Now after major development this historic backdrop encompasses a landmark cluster of unique attractions serving the needs of a 21st century visitor with a new lakeside Centre providing an ideal base for gentle leisurely activities or more energetic pursuits in the Park.

The 'Lough Key Experience' will take you on an engaging audio journey through the history, flora and fauna of the Park using the 19th century underground tunnels, the refurbished Moylurg viewing tower and a contemporary Tree Canopy Walk, the first of its kind in Ireland. This 300m long creation of timber and steel gently rises 9m above the woodland floor offering an engaging 'birds eye' view of nature as it meanders through the treetops offering panoramic views of the island-studded lake.

The innovative weather independent Boda Borg is a unique Swedish concept containing fun-filled activities, imaginative puzzles and enjoyable tasks but no instructions! Once you enter the challenging two-storey Boda Borg only teamwork using countless different skills, ingenuity, trial and error will allow you to progress from room to room.

The outdoor Adventure Play Kingdom is an enclosed and stimulating play area for children with towers, slides, climbing frames, roundabouts, swings, puzzles and other innovative play equipment providing hours of entertainment for a variety of ages and abilities.

You can also stay in our Caravan and Camping Park for a few nights and take time to explore the 350 hectare estate from its 19th century parkland with majestic trees, follies, bridges and canals to the numerous walks and trails through the native woodlands, Bog Garden and Coillte forests.

To prevent theft - Please ensure not to leave valuables on display in your vehicle.

Please keep dogs on leads at all times.

Contact us:

By Post: Lough Key Forest & Activity Park,
Rockingham, Boyle, Co Roscommon, Ireland

By Web: www.loughkey.ie

By Telephone: +353 71 9673122

Lough Key Forest Park Features

Archaeological, Boating/Canoeing, Camping, Fishing, Orienteering, Picnic Site, Playground, Forest Park, Segway, Walking Trails, Access for all, Zip Line, Wheelchair Orienteering, Bike Hire, Caravanning,

How do I get there?

The Forest Park is situated on the N4 13km west of Carrick on Shannon and 4 km east of Boyle.

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No of car spaces:350
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Contact Info

Contact name:Louise Fitzpatrick
Contact email:louise@loughkey.ie