Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle

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Thick with trees and rich in history, the forests and castle of Lough Key Forest Park give you a glimpse of what old Ireland must have looked like. The tower and tunnels are all that remain of the park's estate, but it is surrounded by hiking trails and campsites that offer access to the countryside. Start your visit at the lakeside center, where you'll find maps of the area, as well as a place to book boat tours across the lakes. Try the tree canopy walk far above the forest floor, or experience a 47-room indoor obstacle course. Some activities require advance reservation, so if there is something specific you would like to try, check the website for ticket information. Add Lough Key Forest Park to your Boyle travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Boyle trip planner .
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  • We visited Lough Key Forest Park in summer time, and spent of the time there rowing out to view McDermott's Castle located on Lough Key, which is roughly circular in shape and measures about 10km acro...  more »
  • The drive into and surrounding views around Lough Key Forest Park are really nice. I arrived with my son, his friend and my niece and they were hoping to take part on the zip line activity but it was ...  more »
  • My Husband and I went to Lough Key Forest Park primarily to see Castle Rock but loved the entire experience. We used Lough Key Boats to get to the island and also saw Trinity Island. The trip was out ...  more »
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  • Great place to go with family. Accepts pets there . Lovely HUGE park for kids to run around and the river Shannon with the ducks / swans are great to see their reactions . It has 2 parks , one free and one costs a bit . Boda Borg was AMAZING and it was quite tough if you were a kid with a few friends and would recommend an adult to go in with them ! Make sure to have 4 euro left at the end of the day need to pay at the barriers . Would really recommend!!
  • The Great Boston fire of 1760 was a major conflagration that occurred on March 20, 1760, in downtown Boston. The fire destroyed 349 buildings in the area between the modern Washington Street and Fort Hill as well as several ships in port, and left over a thousand people homeless. BackgroundEdit Since its inception in 1630, the town of Boston was repeatedly damaged by fire, with serious conflagrations taking place in 1653, 1676, 1679, 1682, 1691, 1711, and 1753.[1] Prior to 1760 the term "Great Fire" had been reserved for the fire of 1711, which had destroyed the First Town-House, but the 1760 blaze proved to be significantly larger and rendered the 1711 one as "comparatively unimportant."[2] During the month of March 1760, Boston suffered from a series of large fires. On March 17 a blaze damaged several buildings in the West End, including the wooden meeting housewhich stood on the current site of the Old West Church. On the following day a fire broke out in a building occupied by the Royal Artillery on Griffin's Wharf and soon spread to a quantity of gunpowder and weapons, causing an explosion that destroyed the building and wounded four or five men.[3]
  • It is a beautiful spot for nice long walks. There are great indoor activities there as well so there should be something for everyone. Make sure you have €4 on you when you leave the main carpark because you pay at the barrier. I was there on a slightly rainy day but I still enjoyed the walk and views.
  • I never expected such a beautiful park. The description I read from their website and reviews does this place no justice. The park is so beautifully green with humongous trees, beautiful bright green foilage and very interesting paths. I went during the off season so not much was open but the paths themselves are well worth it. If you're in the area, I highly recommend going here.
  • Grrat fun for all the family with all the stuff they offer. Totally recommend zip it.
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