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“Lovely drive and no crowds”

Reviewed October 11, 2012

If you pull over at the Dooney Rock parking area, look for a path that's on your left as you face the road. A local woman was walking her dog and insisted that we do this. It's a short but uphill walk which rewards you with a lovely view of Belbulben and the lake. A little to the east of the parking lot is a four kilometer detour with a view of the Sleeping Giant. However, it's one of those two way roads that is only wide enough for one car so you may not want to drive it.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Every year I take a group to Ireland and the drive round Lough Gill, with echoes of the poetry in WB Yates, the so peaceful Holy Well of St Connel is a favourite.

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Reviewed September 1, 2012

The drive around Lough Gill certainly has attractive features -- Parkes Castle, Inisfree, the Hazelwood and the like. But it's quite isolated from the lake in many ways, a windy road on which you need your wits about you, and with relatively few spots to pull over (although the nest viewpoints are clearly marked). I think more could be made of it.

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Reviewed August 7, 2012

We travelled the Lough Gill drive with the intention of finding somewhere nice for lunch but could nit find any place along the way...ended up getting very hungry and eating back in Sligo! If there are any places I’d love to know as I found it hard to believe that there was no decent coffee shop/ restaurants.

Thank JDPM
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Stunning views of the lake and islands - not many picnic spots and roads are narrow so watch out for traffic coming..

Thank CarinaF11
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