But we have to understand why we do what we do, not just what we do. Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” Pinball Clemens
Everything we do at Lough Key happens for a reason. Here are some of the values and motivations that keep us going, day by day and year by year.
Caring For The Environment and Heritage
We view ourselves as the current custodians of the park, which includes notable species and historical buildings.
It’s been handed down to us by our predecessors; now it’s our responsibility to make sure we preserve it for the future. We’re especially aware of our native Irish forestry and we protect these trees to the best of our ability.
You can read more about how we do this on our sustainability page.
Making Nature and the Outdoors Accessible To All
We believe everyone should be able to enjoy the world around them, regardless of age or ability. We work hard to ensure that the natural landscape is easily accessible to all and that our information is available in a range of formats.
You can read more about how we do this on our accessibility page.
Promoting Healthy and Enjoyable Activities
Outdoor activities are a positive choice for both body and mind. Our park provides opportunities for both land and water-based activities, including Ireland’s only tree top canopy walk.
Whether you come to the park for an exhilarating bike ride or a thoughtful stroll, we’re confident you’ll leave feeling all the better for it.
Supporting the Local Community and Economy
As much as possible we keep business within the area. Whether we’re sourcing food, suppliers or staff, we look to our own locality first.
We’re proud to play our part in our rural community, supporting economic growth in Co. Roscommon and its surrounds.
Promoting the Local Tourism Industry
As a Roscommon-based attraction, we fall under Fáilte Ireland’s “Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands” brand.
Our stunning location showcases some of the best of what the Midlands region has to offer and helps visitors to be active in nature (a core part of the brand’s messaging).
We’re always eager to work alongside other tourism businesses in the area, pulling together to enrich it for tourists and residents alike.