Guinness Lake
Guinness Lake
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Beti-Blodyn
818 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Glad I wasn't at the wheel for this one - the views are lovely across the Sally Gap but also I'd have felt a bit nervous as it's quite undulating and narrow! Even though the day had turned a little overcast, the mist looked beautiful over the mountains and there are some wonderful opportunities for photographs.

The lake itself is on private property formerly owned by the Guinness family - it's said that it was they who arranged to have the white sand laid at the 'head' of the lake in order for it to resemble a pint of the Irish favourite!

There aren't any facilities at the site so come prepared with food and drink if needed, or drop by on your way back or to Glendalough (which does have a loo and a few restaurants). If you're going that way in your car anyhow, it's certainly worth dropping by.
Written 24 April 2024
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Andydjp
Stotfold, UK638 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Took the scenic route from Dublin along the Sally Gap, and what a drive. The scenery on the drive is amazing and once you get to the view point for Lough Tay the view is stunning. Great photo opportunity.
Written 27 June 2023
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Peter White
County Wexford, Ireland250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This is a very beautiful lake owned by the Guinness family but there are a few great viewing points from the road high above that is near the village of roundwood
Written 3 June 2023
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jestinbond
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Worth a drive. Make sure to carry food and water as you won't have much options up the way. Choose a sunny day as bad weather will.spoil the fun
Written 26 March 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We came to the lake via Laragh, there are two ways to sally gap from Glendalough, in our opinion this is not the nicest drive, however to see the lake we had no choice, the lake itself is absolutely stunning, the views are on private property however, during our visit no one seem to take notice. The name is self explanatory, however, actually called Lough Tay. This is definitely worth a visit.
Written 24 November 2021
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Coming from Blessington it is a beautiful scenic drive to Glendalough (looky, looky) then off to the sally gap road stopping to look at the amazing views of this lae, prevousily owned by the people of the same name, they even brought in sand to make it look like a pint of guinness, impress. Definitely worth a stop.
Written 20 November 2019
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Roi Eshel
Bat Yam, Israel1,024 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Lough Tay, also known as Lake Guinness got its nickname because the color of the water resembles the color of Guinness beer and its shape is like a pint.
To get to this beautiful spot enter "JB Malone Car Park" in your GPS, park your car and cross the road safely. This will get you to a beautiful view of the lake

Please note that it can be very windy so come prepared.
Written 5 November 2019
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Phil C
Southampton, UK856 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We visited the lake as part of a coach tour, It was possibly the highlight of the tour. Sadly the driver on gave us 15 minutes to get of take photos and get back on the coach.

If you want to visit here then find a different means of transport enabling you to have more time to view and explore.

I definitely would go again under my own steam.
Written 23 September 2019
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manirudh2000
Kolkata (Calcutta), India45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Sand has brought in placed on one bank of the lake to make it look like the foam on a pitcher of Guinness. Beautiful view from above, solitary and becalming place.
Written 9 July 2019
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Deb D
Wicklow, Ireland38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Another exquisite site to spend a couple of hours walking around. We has a glorious day there during the summer playing and swimming in the lake.
Written 13 November 2018
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