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“Beautiful part from Gombeen NUI 'Ballymun' flats at St Angela's college”

Reviewed 5 November 2013

Lough Gill is a gem, but after many years away we did the boat trip on the lake in August 2013. The National University of Ireland (Galway, 'Sleeven gombeenites' have desecrated the views form the southern lake drive with tower blocks on the Northern side of the lake at the old Wynne Estates Clogherevagh house that formed the nidus of the college.

You could hazard some excuse for 'wadd-shooting' Irish developers, but that one of our national university colleges has built such monstrosities in such a sensitive beauty spot and ecosphere beggars belief.

But given what they've done to Galway itself in terms of gombeen planning its hardly surprising. Just as well the 'Celtic Tiger' came to the traincrash it is.

7  Thank PeterADH
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Cycled the route last Saturday.
Beautiful morning No wind
Stunning views.It has to be right near the top of scenic attractions in Ireland.
If you are going cycle,I recommend the clockwise direction.Stop off in Drumahair for a pint and a Sambo.

3  Thank Pearsemoroney
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We only drove as far as Slish Wood where we parked and walked some of the forest paths. The glimpses of the lake allowed some of the best photos from our entire holiday. We didn't find toilets or cafes, so be prepared.

3  Thank firtreecott
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We drove around Lough Gill which is highly recommended BUT we made the mistake of following the road sign for the Isle of Innisfree. This is fine for bikes but not for vehicles as it soon becomes an extremely narrow lane. We met a 50 seater coach which had to reverse about 2 km to turn. The end result was disappointing as the isle is very nondescript. Not worth the journey.

3  Thank CrankyNWEngland
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We went here recently whilst staying at Rosses Point. The sun was shining, making this an absolutely lovely drive. Beautiful lake; beautiful vistas.

Thank martingerardkelly
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