Doolough Valley Dumha Locha

Driving through Doolough Valley is an unique experience. It is embedded in a mountainous landscape of unspoilt nature, with two lakes on the eastside, where the Wild Atlantic Way winds its way through the valley.
A cross can be found on the northern edge of the valley, dedicated to the victims of the “Doolough Tragedy”. During the Great Famine in 1849, hundreds of people made their way from Louisburgh to Delphi Lodge, threatened by starvation, to ask their lord for food. Their suffering was ignored, they were turnt away and a lot of them died on the return to Louisburgh in Doolough Valley from malnutrition.
“How can men feel honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings?” This question of Mahatma Ghandi is engraved in the cross.

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The Wild Atlantic Way passes through the Doolough Valley on its way from Louisburgh to Killary Harbour.

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Wild Atlantic Way section

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Doolough Valley - Irland Wandbild

"Doolough Valley" on your wall?

Would you like to hang the image "Doolough Valley" from photographer Stefan Schnebelt's „Wild Atlantic Way“ collection on your wall or are you searching for an exclusive Ireland gift? The motif "Doolough Valley" is available as Canvas print, Fine art Print or Gallery frame with passe-partout: