Doolough valley - © Andres Hurtado


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Doolough valley - © Andres Hurtado

Informations about Doolough

Location in Ireland Ireland County: County Mayo (Republic of Ireland)
Location :
Address : on the R335 road

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The Doolough is an Irish lake in County Mayo located north of Delphi Pass, a mountain pass in the area. An ideal base for trout fishing, it is also a great place to relax in the wilderness.

History of the Doolough

Memorial of the Great Famine

The Doolough also has a memorial referring to a historical drama that took place here.

In 1849, during the Great Famine, between 400 and 600 people gathered on the banks of the Doolough after being refused food and work in Louisburgh.

They then decide to spend the night there, but the cold and the rain cause a real massacre, and the great majority of the group dies of cold, hunger, and lightning disease.

Only 12 survived and finally returned to Louisburgh. To commemorate this event, a stele was erected on the shores of the lake…

Visit the Doolough

A great wild lake for fishing

The Doolough lies at the foot of the Delphi Pass, making it a place of exceptional scenery. Rich in trout, the area is quiet, not very crowded (even in high season), and has everything you need for fishing.

Better still, the area is teeming with forests, which may encourage even the most daring to go for a walk! (Always go as a group). Don’t hesitate to walk along the lakeshore: the landscape changes according to the time of day and the climate!

Practical informations

Adresse Address: on the R335 road
Location: (County Mayo)

GPS coordinatesGPS : 53.652745,-9.764004

DurationDuration: 45 minutes

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