Lough Key July 2011
Our BARA July trip on 6th .was to Lough Key Forest Park, situated 3 miles from Boyle on the Dublin / Sligo road. The weather was very kind to us -sunshine all day. The 800 acre park was formerly the home of the Stafford-King-Harman family. We had a boat trip on the Lough with a running commentary on the history of the area. The scenery was stunning, there were wildlife, canooists, Kiddies play areas, BBQ area, wooded walks, A ruined castle on the island in the middle of the Lough. Something for everyone. The cafe provided the tea & scones which were very nice, the shop had gifts & mementoes.
Our next stop was Carrick -on Shannon. A lovely town with a huge Marina with numerous boats docked. The Landmark Hotel provided us with a lovely meal & the bar did a good business!! 53 members travelled on this trip & I'm sure they all enjoyed it as much as I did. Many thanks to the social committee - once again..