Lough Key is frequently referred to as the “Jewel of the West”. From Lough Gara, the Boyle River flows into Lough Key, before continuing its journey through to the mighty River Shannon.
Lough Key Forest Park:
This is one of the most picturesque forest parks in Ireland. There you will discover a visitor centre, camping park, observation tower and underground tunnels, restaurant, adventure kingdom, Boda Borg and Tree Top Walking Experience and a Zipit facility.
Boyle River and Harbour:
Boyle river flows from Lough Gara through the town of Boyle and on into Lough Key, before joining the Shannon. Boyle river holds stocks of wild brown trout with the best pools downstream of the town.
An impressive and well preserved Cistercian Monastery which was founded in the 12th century, Boyle Abbey retains its ability to impress the visitor as one of the most formidable of the early Cistercian foundations in Ireland.
King House is a magnificently restored Georgian Mansion built around 1730 by Sir Henry King. Over the past number of months, the staff of King House has been extremely busy developing new ideas and products that will further enhance the visitor experience. Audio guides have been introduced that visitors can take on their tour of this wonderful mansion.
Our magnificent dolmen was built before 2,000BC. The Drumanone Dolmen capstone is one of the largest in Ireland. The dolmen is located on private property and should only be accessed with care via the gates at the railway crossing provided by Iarnrod Eireann.
The well-stocked Boyle branch of Roscommon County Library is located in the picturesque and spacious basement of King House. Internet access is available in the library.