Senator Frank Feighan has warmly welcomed the news that Lough Key Forest Park was the top tourist attraction in County Roscommon last year.
“Official figures from Roscommon County Council showing that more than 70,000 people visited the park and activity centre in 2016 is further endorsement that the park is now one of Ireland’s premier tourist destinations. I am also delighted to see that almost 8,000 visitors came to Boyle Abbey last year while King House recorded an 8% boost in visitor numbers in 2016.
“A long-fought campaign over many years by the local community to exploit Lough Key Forest Park’s wonderful tourism potential is now paying off handsomely.
“A successful initial investment of €12m secured a number of years ago by a local action group I spearheaded has helped to provide the foundations for what is now a fantastic visitor experience at the park.
“The growing tourism offerings at Lough Key Forest Park now includes the Zipit forest adventure, the lakeside Visitor Centre; the puzzle and skills challenge Boda Borg, the Adventure Play Kingdom and the landscaped caravan and camping facilities.”