Doolough Valley and Lake

September 2009

Doolough Valley must be one of the most spectacular locations in Ireland

Doolough is best approached from Louisburgh where, after a few miles, you come over a hill and meet the wonderful view down the valley. The lake itself, Doo Lough to be precise, is flanked by the Mweelrea Mountains on one side and the Sheffrey Hills on the other.

This is lovely place to stop and ramble and have a swim

The road runs alongside the lake and there are various places to pull in and have a quick dip. Like all lakes it must be treated carefully, so watch out for submerged rocks and boulders

Directions

 
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From Louisburgh you take the R335 which leads you into the valley and to the lake. This road runs all the way to Leenane at the tip of Killary Harbour

OS Map No. 37

 

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