Colour forecast in Roscommon: Serene Greens this Paddy’s Day! Along with all the fun, the day also marks a significant cultural holiday rooted in Irish culture, and there are ample family-friendly activities to keep you busy this St. Patrick’s Weekend. 

Already prepping for the long weekend? Let us help you. 

Check out these 3 must-do activities in Boyle, Roscommon with family and friends to make this Patrick’s weekend worth remembering:

  1. Outdoor Adventures

As the days get longer in March and the weather starts getting mild, it’s a good reason to head outdoors for some adventure in the woods. 

Kick off the weekend by visiting Zipit Forest Adventures, located just a 10-minute drive from Boyle, Roscommon in Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, with your family and friends. 

Zipit offers 3-hours of treetop fun in the woods suitable for anyone over 7 years of age, including high-ropes courses, swinging, climbing and ziplining, of course. Open throughout the long weekend, Saturday – Monday, 9 am onwards, you can pre-book your tickets at

You can also enjoy a range of activities in Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, including the Boda Borg Tour or go camping and caravaning across 46 landscape secluded pitches in the forest park. For more information, check out their website

  1. Boyle St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Paddy’s Day Parade in Boyle will commence at 3:30 pm accommodating the GAA fans who will be cheering for Roscommon as they take on Kerry. 

DJ Stan will take over the viewing stand, so get your dancing shoes on, and enjoy the parade to its fullest! Follow along and stay updated about the parade here:

  1. Knockvicar Alpacas

Are you looking for an exceptional family-friendly experience in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands during the St. Patrick’s weekend? Meet the adorable alpacas at Knockvicar! 

It is located in the heart of Co.Roscommon with 44 alpacas. You can join them for a nature farm walk, learning about the alpaca fleece production and even pet them. However, contact them in advance to arrange your visit. Find more details here:

So, are you ready to go green, this Paddy’s Day?