Location

Fishing

Lough Key Holiday Cottages rests in the beautiful unspoilt village of Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon. Situated on the shores of historic Lough Key and its renowned Forest Park, there is an abundance of attractions and activities on offer. Lough Key Marina is situated beside the cottages and here you can hire a boat to explore the shore line and islands of the lake or spend your day fishing for local varieties such as pike, roach, bream, eel and tench. The Boyle river, Lough Allen and Lough Arrow are also within easy reach.

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Lough Key Forest Park 

Lough Key Forest Park offers activities for all the family. Comprising some 350 hectares of mixed woodland, a lake and numerous islands, Lough Key constitutes one of the most extensive and picturesque forest parks in Ireland. Included in the park's amenities are a well landscaped caravan and camping park, nature walks, a bog garden, observation tower, ice house, wishing chair and underground tunnels. Recent development has seen the addition of a new Lakeside Visitor Centre, Tree Canopy Walk, Innovative Adventure House and a fantastic state of the art Children's Play Zone. Lough Key is one of the most beautiful lakes in Ireland, is navigable from the Shannon via the Boyle River, and the jetty at Lough Key harbours pleasure cruisers from that great river. Boats are available for hire within the park. The Mooringsrestaurant is also located beside the Lough Key Marina and is renowned for its fine food.

Carrick on Shannon

As the name suggests, Carrick on Shannon sits right on the river Shannon. This thriving center is known locally as the cruising capital of the Shannon. It boasts a beautiful modern marina and is also the most northerly hire point on the river. Carrick has a wealth of historical interests, a great selection of restaurants and plenty of pubs with music and fun for all. If you want to get in a spot of shopping you might drop in on the Leitrim Design House or the Market Yard Centre. Carrick is a great town and well worth a visit.


Other places of interest........

* Arigna Mines and Windmills

* Boyle Abbey and King House

* Marble Arch Caves, Enniskillen

* Moonriver Pleasure Cruises, Carrick-on-Shannon