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
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