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…
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!