Lough Key Course Information
By the Numbers...
How big is Zipit?
- Zipit Lough Key covers 1.6km of treetop activities.
How many levels?
- There are 5 circuits for different age, height and ability.
How long does it take?
- You have a maximum of 4 hours, long enough to complete 3 circuits!
How many activities?
- There are over 88 activities between platforms in the trees!
Lots of ziplines?
- Over 909m in total!
How high is the Green Circuit?
- From 1 - 2 metres high, great for kids and beginners.
How high is the Orange Circuit?
- Up to 4 metres high, perfect for families.
How high is the White Circuit?
- Up to 10 metres high, challenging for some, warm up for others...
How high is the Blue Circuit?
- The highest point is about 15 metres. It's our longest circuit, plenty of ziplines.
How high is the Red Circuit?
- Up to 10 metres, but it is very challenging, requiring upper body strength.
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair access is provided to our cabin at Zipit Lough Key. Other paths throughout the forest can be difficult to traverse. Please see the park photos below for examples:
Forest Park Info
Zipit is situated in Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle Co. Roscommon.
The stunning park is one of Irelands top 10 best forest parks and it 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 plenty of open areas to picnic or even barbecue, as well as a fantastic lake with great water activities, boats, bikes and segways for hire.
To find out more about how your day at Zipit works, view The Tour.
Toilets: There are toilets available in the Visitor Centre - 5 minutes walk aross the park from Zipit.
Parking: €4.00 Coillte charge. Coins or token.
Food and Drink: Full range of supplies in the Lough Key Lakeside Café. Our on-site cabin sells limited cold drinks and chocolate bars.
How to Find Us
Directions to Lough Key
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..
Hertz Rent a Car
Hertz is Ireland's #1 Car and Van hire company. Rentals in Ireland from Dublin Airport, Dublin City, Cork, Shannon, Knock, Kerry, Belfast, Derry, Waterford & Wexford.
Up to 8 in taxi or a 14-29 seater mini bus. Pricing done at time of enquiry. Deposit at time of booking and balance paid to driver on the day.
Number: 086 823 2424 (Colm Spellman)
Food, Drink & Accomodation
Enjoy the stunning views over Lough Key and Castle Island from indoors or from the outdoor deck area.
Enjoy our daily offering of home baked buns and cakes with a Puro Fairtrade Coffee all made on site. The cafe also specializes in Baquettes, Bagels, Wraps, a Hot Dish of the Day and our signature Pizza’s. There is always a children’s menu option available and we have a good selection of Gluten Free options.
The Lakeside cafe is a perfect birthday party venue where you can avail of the party menu combined with the attractions.
Number: (071) 967 3122
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.
Located in Carrick-on-Shannon, just a 15 minute drive from Zipit Lough Key.
Number: (071) 962 7000
Charming award winning boutique hotel in the centre of Carrick on Shannon, County Leitrim, with open fires, themed lounges and bars, coffee shop and restaurant with innovative and often cheeky cuisine, chic bedrooms along with extensive and flexible conference and banqueting facilities seamlessly blending modern day living with old world charm.
Located in Carrick-on-Shannon, just a 17 minute drive from Zipit Lough Key.
Number: (071) 967 1000
The Landmark Hotel
At The Landmark Hotel, guests are treated to high quality food along with a selection of seasonal ingredients which are presented with creativity and flair. Our Chefs are constantly delivering new creations and culinary delights which complement all tastes.With fabulous cocktails, wines and great food, The Landmark offers a range of dining experiences. We look forward to welcoming you.
Located in Carrick-on-Shannon, just a 13 minute drive from Zipit Lough Key.
Number: (071) 962 2222
Stone House Café
Located in Boyle, just a 10 minute drive from Zipit Lough Key.
Number: 085 137 5167
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Number: +353 (0)90 647 9753
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Number: +353 (0)74 971 4004
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Number: 085 782 8014
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For More Fun & Adventure...
Every adventure starts in your own mind, new paths are explored... together, with curiosity, laughter and excitement. Go on - Take the challenge!
Located in Lough Key Forest Park Visitor Centre, just a 3 minute walk from Zipit.
Number: (071) 967 3122
Úna Bhán Tourism offers you local knowledge and a tourism service to help make your trip as enjoyable and fun as possible!
Number: +353 (0)71 966 3033
Discover and Experience the fascinating life of a Coal Miner. A Unique Underground Tour in what was Ireland's last working Coal Mine...
Number: (071) 96 46466
Battlebridge Paintball is a superb location for workmates and colleagues to plan strategic games and encourage leadership/team building skills.
Number: +353 (0)86 166 4959
Nestled in the green hills of south Sligo, Ireland's largest sanctuary for raptors and owls, the Irish Raptor Research Centre / Eagles Flying is situated on more than 27 ha of mature parklands near Ballymote. Currently it is the home of more than 100 eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and vultures. Altogether there are more than 450 birds and animals, encompassing nearly 100 different species, in the centre.
Number: +353 (0)71 918 9310
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.
Number: 086 253 6672
Lough Key Boat Tours and Water based activities (Watersports) including boats hire and fishing.
Number: 086 084 6849
Kidz Kingdom & Bowling at Mulveys, for more fun and adventure for all the family.
King House is a magnificently restored Georgian mansion located in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Built in 1730 as the seat of the King family, a powerful landowning dynasty, the house later became a military barracks and recruiting depot for the famous Irish regiment of the British army, the Connaught Rangers.
Number: 071 966 3242
At North West Adventure Sligo our Team of Instructors will make sure you have the Adventure Experience of a Lifetime!!! They are qualified as per National Governing Body Standards. They will take care of your safety and give the Experience of a Lifetime.
Number: 086 195 2663
From the casual walker to the adrenaline junkie you will find an activity that suits you at our recreation sites and parks.
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Number: 021 435 5588