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Spoilt by the signage on the roadway.

The Lough Gill drive from Sligo Town should be delightful. BUT, as you drive around the lake there... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2018
Vincent D
Beautiful drive by Lough Gill. Walk through the Hazelwood Forest too.

We drove part of the drive and parked at the woods by Hazelwood. The forest walk is stunning and... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

The Lough Gill drive from Sligo Town should be delightful. BUT, as you drive around the lake there are signposts telling you NOT TO DUMP HERE, telling you that you are liable to a €3,000 fine, or reminding you to look out for cyclists- despite...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vincent D
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We drove part of the drive and parked at the woods by Hazelwood. The forest walk is stunning and the views are breathtaking. We spent about an hour walking through the forest next to the Lough in late afternoon. The light from the sun across...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sculptor-for-fun
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

A great drive with stunning views,you will want to stop more than once for pictures, do this on a good day to get the max of the Veiws, a lovely drive that brings you around many walk ways /historical places ,bring a lunch pack and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Visited Parkes Castle which is on the shore of Lough Gill. The castle is currently under going renovations so we were given a complimentary tour of the parts that were accessible with an interesting commentary by a member of staff. We then boarded a Lake...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John N
Reviewed May 2, 2018

On our way to kayak the drive was beautiful. Down through the huge forest. I wish we had more time to stop and explore.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Very scenic and relaxing drive in the northwest of Ireland. It was one of the highlights of our visit to this area.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Stuwillo
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Very quiet and beautiful drive around Lough Gill with stops on the way at Holy well, Dromahair, Parkes Castle, and Lake Isle of Innisfree!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Margaret H
Reviewed September 26, 2017

We drove out along the shores of Lough Gill and stood on Dooney Rock looking out the lake. It was a glorious sunny afternoon and our cousin read a poem by Yeats. What a treat!!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Bourlingueur60
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Lough Gill is a large fresh water lake, the name in Galic means bright water. The views have a huge "wow" factor and need to be experienced in peson for the full effect. There are boat excursions and attractions on its shores to enjoy after...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RD M
Reviewed June 24, 2017

From the outside, it doesn't look like much but take the tour and you will find it well worth your time. The history of the place is fascinating.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank DianaJoan
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