Lough Key Forest and Activity Park is now in its 12th year of trading and management are currently in the process of developing a Masterplan with the help of a consultant group for the future of Lough Key. The project aims to enhance the current tourism and recreational offering for the benefit of all users.
As part of the consultation phase, a User Survey has been put together and your participation in this survey will help achieve this aim.
The Masterplan is being funded by Moylurg Rockingham DAC who have managed the park since its inauguration. No names are necessary and the information supplied is private and confidential.
Please find a link to the survey below:
The list of finalists has been compiled after hundreds of nominations received over the past few months for the Irish Hospitality Awards 2019.
The Irish Hospitality Awards are back for the third year to celebrate those who provide residents and visitors with great experience and enhance the hospitality industry in Ireland.
The glamorous ceremony will be held at The Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport, on Monday, March 25, where top contenders will gather together to find out the lucky winners.
The third Irish Hospitality Awards aim to acknowledge those who make a real difference in this sector as well as the efforts that the professionals put to ensure their customers always receive services that are second to no-one.
The awards will also provide a platform to thank everyone who is committed to make the country a friendly place to visit, from restaurants that serve delicious dishes to bars and clubs that keep Ireland alive at nights, museums, shopping centres, as well as festivals that promote different cultures.
Lough Key Forest & Activity Park is one of the finalists in the category of ‘Tourist Attraction of the Year’. They will find out if they will be crowned winner and will take the trophy home at the elegant ceremony taking place in March.
Louise Fitzpatrick, General Manager says the company are honoured and delighted to be nominated for the awards. These awards are really special as the nominations come from the public themselves. So, a huge thank you to all our loyal customers who have voted for us. This has come as such a lovely surprise after our recent success in the ‘Irish Tourism Industry Awards’
A Spokesperson for the Irish Hospitality Awards 2019 said: “Working in the hospitality industry can be challenging at times and these awards aim to recognise those who have succeeded in this sector, despite the difficulties.
The finalists are people who have dedicated their whole career in making the country a great place for its lively atmosphere. It is time to recognise those professionals, whose work often remains over-shadowed.
We would like to congratulate all the finalists for their nomination and wish them the best of luck.”
Louise Fitzpatrick, General Manager of Lough Key Forest & Activity Park and all the team were delighted to have been announced as Winners at the recent Irish Tourism Industry Awards which took place in the Clayton Burlington Hotel. We were named as the ‘Best Irelands Hidden Heartlands tourism experience’ for 2019.
Louise says, that all of the team at Lough Key were delighted and very proud to have been shortlisted as a finalist in these prestigious awards and were up against very stiff competition. To have been chosen as the winner was a huge achievement and to say we are honoured is an understatement. It is also great for the town of Boyle, the whole county of Roscommon and surrounding areas to have won this.
The Irish Tourism Industry Awards give recognition to and promote people, companies and organisations – overseas and at home – that have made significant contributions to developing, marketing, selling and delivering improved visitor experiences in Ireland and to increasing the number of visitors from overseas.
The category we won of Best ‘Irelands Hidden Heartlands’ tourism experience was a wide-ranging category from businesses, communities and local authorities focused on Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands which embody and deliver the principles of hospitality and customer service; who place a high value on the tourism experience for visitors, who contribute to the fabric, attractiveness and sustainability of its tourism region; and who bring the story of the place to life for the visitor. The ‘experience’ could have been an activity, a visitor attraction, a place to stay, a tour, a food or cultural offering, or a formal or informal alliance, and needed showcase the very best of what Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands region has to offer. Tourists that enjoy the experience needed to feel enthused, engaged and excited by a quality tourism product, and required to come away with a story to tell.
Louise goes on to say, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park is now heading into its 12th year of operation and thankfully is going from strength to strength, a sustainable company reinvesting in its products every year to deliver a positive customer experience, with increasing visitor numbers annually and an expanding activity base. This growth is also hugely beneficial to our local town of Boyle and surrounding areas who can all benefit from the extra footfall coming into our area and also provide employment to local people which all acts as a catalyst for prosperity.
We know the beautiful park and unique products that we have and how the park captures the ethos of ‘Irelands Hidden Heartlands’ but to see it now recognised on a national scale is very rewarding and being announced as winners was a very proud moment. I want to thank the judges and ITIC for their work in enabling this awards event which recognises success and Innovation. I would also like to acknowledge all the other Tourism ventures who have made the shortlist, we were in excellent company! And of course, I want to take this opportunity to thank all our staff and customers for all their support over the years
With lots of extra activities planned over the holidays.
More information to follow.
In 2018 Failte Ireland launched a new brand for the middle section of the country which is now known as ‘Irelands Hidden Heartlands’ and Lough Key Forest and Activity Park is part of this new brand .
Explore the green heartlands of Ireland’s natural beauty, where activity and relaxation are centred around rural communities. The Hidden Heartlands lifestyle can be discovered across a lattice work of land and water trails, showcased by the iconic River Shannon and the Beara Breifne Way.
There’s an infinite variety of things to do for all ages along the length of the Shannon, by the many beautiful lakes in the area or along the many quiet rural byways that criss-cross this picturesque part of Ireland.
The water offers leisurely boat trips, water sports and great fishing, while numerous walks, cycletrails and pony trekking trails allow you to take in the views, or explore the rural heartlands and small villages in this quiet, relaxing part of the country.
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The Boyle to Lough Key Forest Park Service, taking in Boyle Marina commences Easter Sunday. Starting from King House Bus Stop on Sunday 1st April providing 4 return scheduled services daily, 7 days a week through to 31st October 2018. The Lough Key Forest Park Service links visitors to the park and Boyle Marina to Boyle Town.
The Local Link Service also operates a bus from Boyle to Roscommon the service runs seven days per week, Monday to Sunday, providing three return scheduled services daily.
We are delighted to see that our Boda Borg Lough Key (Crystal Maze in the article) has been voted the top hen party idea in a recent survey by Hen and Stag Sligo. We are delighted to see that the survey carried out by Hen and Stag Sligo was recently published on numerous sites like Her.ie, Joe.ie and The Irish Mirror. Thank you for all the positive votes!!