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Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands Lough Key

We are delighted to be part of the  the green heartlands of Ireland’s natural beauty, where activity and relaxation are centred around rural communities. The Hidden Heartlands lifestyle is very much apart of the appeal of the boat tour and boats for hire allowing visitors to explore the beautiful Lough Key part of the iconic River Shannon and the Beara Breifne Way.

There’s an infinite variety of things to do for all ages in Lough Key.

As well as the Boat Tours, guided tours and boats for hire, there is also an activity centre, shop, cafe, Segway hire and zip wire.

Included in the Lough Key Park’s amenities are an observation tower, Icehouse, Wishing chair, Fairy Bridge and underground tunnels accessible through the activity centre the Lough Key Experience.

The immense range of habitats encourages a huge diversity of wildlife. Summer visitors including cuckoo, tern, willow warbler, whitethroat and blackcap increase the resident bird population.

Also located near by are two 9-hole golf courses one in Carrick on Shannon and one just outside Boyle .

Boyle Abbey

Boyle AbbeyMagnificent restored ruins of the Cistercian abbey founded by Maurice O’Duffy in 1161.

The Abbey is a transitional creation, bridging the Romanesque and Gothic periods.

This can be seen in the juxta-position of a row of rounded arches on one side of the nave and one of pointed arches on the other.

 

King House

King House was the 18th century seat of the Kings, later Earls of Kingston, and was built for Sir Henry King, MP on the site of an earlier house, which was destroyed by fire. The family moved to Rockingham (now Lough Key Forest Park). The house now contains a series of exhibitions.

Local Accommodation Boyle Roscommon Self Catering Roscommon & Sligo

Self Catering Carrick on Shannon 

Carrick on Shannon
Co. Leitrim
Telephone: 071 96 21800
Mobile:087 6485944

Hotels Roscommon & Sligo

The Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon, accommodation in Leitrim.

The Landmark Hotel Carrick-On-Shannon, Leitrim.

Ramada Lough Allen Hotel in Drumshanbo, Leitrim

Hostels Roscommon & Sligo

arrowrock lodge

accommodation in carrick

Bed and Breakfast Roscommon & Sligo

 Forest Park House, Boyle

Cesh Corran Bed & Breakfast, Boyle

Lough Key House

Caravan and camping Roscommon & Sligo

Lough Key Caravan and Camping Park
Lough Key Forest Park Caravan and camping park offers the following amenities:
Childrens play area
Showers and toilets
Kitchen area
Indoor Entertainment area
Caravan electricity supply