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Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201

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Pleasant Walk

I arrived to an empty car park and had a pleasant walk along the lake. The views over Lough Gill from Dooney Rock are great on a nice day. I spent about 40 mins in total here and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I arrived to an empty car park and had a pleasant walk along the lake. The views over Lough Gill from Dooney Rock are great on a nice day. I spent about 40 mins in total here and would visit again when in the area.

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Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It says that the walks around it should take 1 hr but honestly it won't take that long at all. It is however lovely and the views over Lough Gill are fab.

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Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A regular haunt of ours as a family, the kids love it. Lovely lakeside walk. You can follow the path and climb to the top of Dooney Rock and look out over Lough Gill. It's very well sheltered so even on a rainy day you can visit without getting too wet. There are picnic benches at the car park.

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Sligo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Dooney Rock is an interesting place to visit and get away from the world. The walk around the lake is unspoiled and the area in overall untouched.

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Given how famous this place is we thought there would be coach loads of visitors here! Mind you it was early on Easter Sunday morning so maybe it was too early in the day or season! Either way it was to our advantage as it was so peaceful with the sun just breaking through the clouds and what was to... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

visited here with my family. Great for kids, spectacular views and open space. Kids had a great time foraging through the leafy forest.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Dooney rock is in Sligo, just outside the town and not in Forest park.. However, Forest Park is a beautiful park that is well worth a visit, in fact park doesn't do justice to the place as its huge and encompasses Lough Key, a huge lake. Forest Park is on the edge of the town of Boyle Co Rosscommon which... More 

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Strandhill, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Although it is Beezies island in front of your from the viewing point on top I always think of the lake isle..... I think Yeats just needed his rhymes to flow as this to me is the poetic isle to retire to

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Easily accessed with a good car park. Beautiful location. Check out the posts in the forest that seem to have the remnants of "broken" signs. Lift up what appears to be remains of the sign to reveal useful information about t your surroundings. Great views of Lough Gill

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Co. Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Sligo has beautiful forests and woodlands full of native trees and often by water. This one is my favourite. Small, easy and leisurely to walk around, always interesting at every turn. We had a wonderful picnic with friends at the top of the rock overlooking the view of Beezie's Island and more. Of course, W.B. Yeats recalls picnic with family,... More 

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Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Sligo  >  Sligo

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