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Address: The Vee, Clogheen, Ireland

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Easy approx. 1 mile walk downhill the rocky path to the lake. Lovely quiet spot and fantastic to swim (but not really safe for small kids or anyone who is not a reasonably strong... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
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Limerick, Ireland
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Easy approx. 1 mile walk downhill the rocky path to the lake. Lovely quiet spot and fantastic to swim (but not really safe for small kids or anyone who is not a reasonably strong swimmer. Very rocky and drops off to very deep after after about 4-10 feet from shoreline. worth a visit all the same

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Limerick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Stunning views in the whole area. The Lough is particularly pretty. Well worth a visit either by car, cycle or on foot via one of the walking trails.

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1 Thank ArdaghMark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I visited this lake recently as I hadn't been since I was a child. As an adult, I now appreciate its beauty. It is a tranquil, picturesque place that has an energy unusual to its surroundings. I have rediscovered a place that I will visit regularly to escape and unwind. Must see.

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Thank Emmalizi
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

We spent a morning driving out to this natural site. The peace and beauty of this place is everything you would imagine Ireland to be. We also went to visit the abbey while there. So very peaceful it makes you feel like you are the only person on earth. A hidden gem.

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Thank Patricia S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

The lake has several hiking trails surrounding it and we were lucky enough to catch the Rhododendrons in full bloom.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

You can get to Bay Lough by Car or even on foot. To get there by car, follow signs to 'The Vee' You will eventually arrive at a very large public car park. The car park is unpaved but is perfectly safe and a great location from which to leave the car and explore on foot. From the car park... More 

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Thank Bryno
Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

Fabulous views on drive up the vee. From the car park its a mile of a downhill walk on a rough terrain track to the lake. Have been here numerous times and may/june my favourite when the rhododendrons are in bloom. If you're feeling a little more energetic from the car park cross the road and walk up to the... More 

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Thank fishtank5
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

Just a short walk down from the car park. Not a whole lot to see but worth it for the views especially when the Rhododendrons are in flower.

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Clonmel, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

The Vee Pass & Bay Lough is the most beautiful place to visit any time of year but May/June to see the wonderful displays of Rhododendrons. There are lay-bys along the way and paths to the lake/mountains. Known locally as Petticoat Loose the history of why Bay Lough is so called is in this link www.clogheen.net/petticoat-loose

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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Visited Bay Lough and the Vee Mountain Pass at the end of April, on a foggy and chilly day, and it was still a wonderful little trip! We parked the car at lake's main parking lot and walked down to the lake and around it on a little stroll. The path is quite even and comfortable to walk on, only... More 

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