Donamon Recreation Masterplan

Client: Roscommon County Council

The Challenge

Roscommon County Council is currently facilitating the development of a Recreation Strategy for County Roscommon and this process identified that some outdoor recreation facilities in the County have visitor-servicing deficiencies. Dunamon was identified as one these sites.

Based on the findings of the strategy, Roscommon County Council, Coillte and relevant stakeholders, now wish to develop a masterplan for the area. The land within the scope of the project is in the ownership of Coillte, Roscommon County Council and Inland Fisheries Ireland. The area currently has over 20 accessible fishing stands, a boardwalk, and multiple trails though the Coillte owned forest.

Despite the extensive amenities currently available, the amenity is not widely used. This masterplan will help develop an overall vision for this outdoor recreation amenity, which will in turn help increase opportunities for outdoor recreation both for the local community and the wider population.

The Role

Roscommon County Council has commissioned Outscape to develop a recreation masterplan for Donamon in County Roscommon. The recreation masterplan will develop a schematic design concept, phased implementation plan and associated costs.

The recreation masterplan will include short, medium, and long-term development options with benefits and deliverable outcomes. These will be developed through the assessment of need, desk research, best practice benchmarking, and future foresight analysis.

Development options will be developed in consultation with key stakeholders including Coillte, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Roscommon County Council, Roscommon Sports Partnership, and Divine Word Missionaries Donamon Castle, as well as any other relevant stakeholders and the local community.



This study will assess the potential for outdoor recreation and accompanying visitor facilities across the site to improve access to high quality green and blue spaces. The site under consideration includes Donamon Wood (Bracklin Forest), Stoneham’s Lake and Ballinapark. This is your opportunity to provide feedback on your vision for the site and help shape the future of recreation within this space.

Register for the consultation:

Complete the online survey:
Closing date for the survey is Friday 28th July.

Please note: this study is separate to the Donamon Castle Masterplan being carried out by S3 Solutions