Lough Key, Roscommon

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Lough Key Course Information

Zipit swung into action at Lough Key Forest Park in 2011. With over 1.5km of activities, including 900m of ziplines, Zipit Lough Key provides an exhilarating and challenging outdoor activity.

Lough Key Forest Park is renowned for its stunning views, varied wildlife and historic buildings. With a woodland of broadleaf and conifer trees, wild bluebells and a wonderful scent of wild garlic, walking through this magical park is a must! As the seasons change, Zipit offers a different experience with the ever-changing foliage at Lough Key.


Lough Key Forest Park has a wonderful Visitor Centre with a treetop canopy walk, indoor activity (Boda Borg maze), outdoor adventure playground for children and a Lakeside Cafe. There are toilets available in the Visitor Centre and parking is €4.00. There are plenty of open areas to picnic or even barbecue, as well as a fantastic lake with great water activities and boats for hire. Bike hire is also available in the park.


By The Numbers....


How big is the course?

1 Course, 5 Circuits, 88 Activities

OK, so how long is the whole course?

Total of all 5 circuits stretch over 1.5km.

Is there lot’s of zip lines?

Yes, we have zip lines on every circuit – 900m in total!

How long is the longest zip line?

It’s on the Blue Circuit and it’s 150m.

What sort of activities will I be doing?

Rope bridges, tightropes, cargo nets, climbing walls, zip lines, surfboard, ladders, bmx, base jumps.

How long will it take?

Between 3 and 4 hours, as a guideline.

Can anyone do it?

Minimum age is 7 years. Minimum Height is 1m. Maximum Weight is 120kg (leg strap dimensions can also limit fitting of harness)

How high is the Green Circuit

From 1 – 2 metres high, great for kids and beginners.

How high are the Orange and White Family Circuits?

From 4-10 metres in places.

How high is the Blue Circuit?

The highest point is about 15m.

How high is the Red Circuit?

It’s not as high as the Blue (about 10 metres) but it is very challenging, requiring upper body strength.


Course Map




Lough Key Opening Times


February, March, April, May, October, November

Saturday & Sunday - 10am to 5pm or 7pm (May).

Monday to Friday – Open for Group Bookings

Open mid-term breaks, Easter Holidays and Bank Holidays.

June, July, August

Open 7 days a week  10am to late


Open Wednesday - Sunday  10am to 6pm

January & December

Course Closed 

Last Admissions

Final Initiation session 3 hours before closing (allow 3 - 4 hours to complete relevant circuits) 


The Lough Key Adventure will close under extreme weather conditions.


Lough Key Course Opening Dates


The Lough Key Forest Adventure is a seasonal activity and will close during the Winter months.

Booking is strongly recommended for individuals and essential for groups, please book online for groups of under 15 people or contact the Zipline at 051 858008 for groups of 15 or more people.

To check for Open Dates/Times or current availability please click the BOOK NOW icon for the relevant course above and check the calendar.


How to Find Us


Click here to get directions: Lough Key

Once you click the Google Maps link above, click on the Blue Location Balloon and then click on the Directions link. Enter your address in Box A and click on Get Directions.

By Road

Lough Key is conveniently located on the N4  Dublin to Sligo Road and is 17 kilometres from the N5  Dublin to Westport Road. The town of Boyle is only 5 km from Lough Key, which links to the N61  Roscommon/Athlone Road.. 

Link to AA Route Planner





  Carrick Self Catering

  We provide self catering apartments and   houses in the town centre of Carrick on   Shannon with packages to suit hen & stag   groups, family and weekend breaks.

River Haven Log Cabins

Riverhaven self-catering is an eco-tourism development adjoining Lough Key. The self-catering accommodation consists of a group of Log houses made from Scandinavian Pine.

  The Courtyard Apartments

  The Courtyard Apartments offer quality   self-  catering accommodation in Carrick On   Shannon and is a hugely popular hen
  party and stag party destination

  The Landmark Hotel

  The Landmark Hotel is a Luxury 4 Star Hotel   located in the heart of Carrick On Shannon   a first class conference, events and   wedding venue. 



  Arrowrock Lodge

  ArrowRock Lodge is a holiday hostel aiming   to offer guests great value accommodation in   a cosy and friendly atmosphere.

  Cesh Corran B&B

  Cesh Corran is a beautifully restored   Edwardian house that overlooks historic   Boyle Abbey. This convenient and elegant   retreat is ideal for those who wish to relax   and enjoy the West and North West of   Ireland.



  Battlebridge Caravan,
  Camping and Glamping Park

  Set on the banks of the River Shannon, our   picturesque family run camping and caravan   park is open all year and provides amenities   of the highest standard.

  Lough Key Camping
  & Caravan Park

  The landscaped caravan & camping park at   Lough Key is set within mixed woodland   and provides pitches for 52 touring   caravans with a separate area for tents.



  Lough Key House,
  Country House B&B

  Lough Key House is a small but beautiful   200 year old Georgian Period house in   Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland. It is run by   Frances McDonagh who offers it's six   bedrooms to warmly welcome guests.

  Forest Park House B&B

  Forest park House luxury four star Failte   Ireland Approved Bed and Breakfast   Accommodation in Boyle has been   welcoming guests for over 30 years.


Food/ Drink



  The Oarsman Gastro Pub

  A Gastro Pub where service, quality, value   for money and consistency are always the   focus

  Vittos Restaurant

  Vittos Restaurant is the perfect location,   whatever the occasion, as we cater for large   group bookings as well as romantic tables for   2 in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.


For more Fun and Adventure....



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  HENIT.ie cover all the top destinations and   have packages to suit all tastes and ages. 


  Lough Key Forest Park

  Lough Key has for many centuries drawn   people to its spectacular views, abundant   wildlife, historic buildings and evocative   islands

  Boda Borg

  Every adventure starts in your own mind,   new paths are explored... together, with   curiosity, laughter and excitement. 
  Go on - Take the challenge! 

  Una Bhan Tourism

  Una Bhan has developed the business to   include a wide range of services to the   local community to promote and compliment   tourism in the Region

  Arigna Mining Expierence

  Discover and Experience the fascinating life   of a Coal Miner. A Unique Underground Tour   in what was Ireland's last working Coal   Mine... 

  Battlebridge Paintball

  Battlebridge Paintball is a superb location   for workmates and colleagues to plan   strategic games and encourage   leadership/team building skills.

  Eagles Flying

  Irish Raptop Research Centre
  Scientifically managed sanctuary for Birds   Of Prey and Owls 

  Mountallen Eco Tours

  Based in the historic Mountallen House,
  we offer ecology, biodiversity and   agriculture based farm tours as well as   workshops on moth trapping, butterfly   transects and more.

  Lough Key Boats

  Lough Key Boat Tours and Water based   activities (Watersports) including boats hire   and fishing. 




  Kidz Kingdom & Bowling at Mulveys, for   more fun and adventure for all the family.

  Lough Keel Campsite

  Lough Keel Campsite is available all year   round and is open to all Scouts, Guides   and Youth Groups, both National and   International.



  King House Historic
  Mansion & Military Barracks

  King House is a magnificently restored   Georgian Mansion located in Boyle, County   Roscommon. It was built in the early 1700’s   for Sir Henry King, whose family were one   of the most powerful and wealthy in Ireland.

  North West Adventure

  At North West Adventure Sligo our Team of   Instructors will make sure you have   Adventure Experience of a Lifetime!!!



  Coillte Outdoors

  From the casual walker to the adrenaline   junkie you will find an activity that suits   you at our recreation sites and parks.

  Extreme Sports
  Stag Parties in Ireland

  Choose from high-octane experiences to   idyllic adventures in a huge selection of   locations with Ireland's adventure   specialists.


Need More Information

For more information, browse through our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us through our Contact Us page.