Boyle’s Lough Key Forest Park has been included in the 2023 CIE Tours “Ireland, Britain and Beyond” itinerary.
Also included are the Arigna Mining Experience and Strokestown Park House.
Lough Key Forest Park is featured on day nine of the fifteen day ‘Scots Irish Tour’ which costs $3,875pp.
After overnighting in Kilronan Castle, guests will visit the Arigna Mining Experience and then onto Lough Key Forest Park to: “Explore how humans have shaped the landscape on this old estate over thousands of years. Walk through tunnels used by servants from the 19th century, see the sunken garden and then walk along the tree canopy bridge for panoramic views of nature and the shimmering lake. Return to the charming village of Ballyfarnon and relax in your castle hotel before dinner”.
The tour starts in Edinburgh, moving onto Belfast, Donegal, Boyle, Galway, Clare, Kerry and finishing in Dublin.
The inclusion of Boyle in the CIE Tours itinerary follows on from a familiarization trip to the area last February by Stephen Cotter Chief Operations Officer CIE Tours and Martin Donnelly of Failte Ireland. The trip was organised by Neil McGarry and attended by local tourism interest and members of Boyle Town Team and Roscommon Co Co along with a number of public representatives.