This is my guide to Ireland, everything from Irish tourist attractions and sights, Irish history , Irish food and recipes, folklore and mythology to the people and culture along with a few Irish superstitions and traditions. Your guide to Ireland by an Irish woman living and raising a family in Ireland

Friday, March 13, 2009

Lough Key Forest And Activity Park

Lough key forest is situated in Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Lough key is a vast forest estate covered in a magnificent variety of woodland and wildflowers, populated by deer, foxes, hares, rabbits, squirrels, otters, badgers and a wide variety of birds.
There are many activities at lough key with much to see and do for all ages, there are 19th century tunnels, a viewing tower, trails and walkways, an adventure center an an outdoor play kingdom for children to play and explore.

Lough key has a rich history with many bronze age and Neolithic settlements, in the 1600's the land was granted to an English family who resided there until 1957 when a terrible fire destroyed their mansion.
You can take one of the many trails through the woods or along the canals or even take the tree canopy walk, a bridge through the treetops of lough key that offers amazing views of the surrounding area.

Lough key is an adventure filled day out for the whole family in one of the most spectatular woodlands in Ireland - well worth the visit

Under the fairy bridge - Lough Key

All images of Lough key forest provided under Creative commons by Irishfiresides Photostream


  1. lovely photographs, beautiful blog. I enjoyed looking around and shall return. Ireland is on my list! I'm almost embarrassed I have not been - years in Britain, the MIdEast, Africa, and India but I have yet to manage to cross the water from Skye over to the Irish shore - but I will!

  2. A very useful information and a guide for people visiting Ireland for the first time.