Project Description

Driving toward the Sally Gap we encounter a beautiful lake called Lough Tay. Situated on the 6,000 acre estate of Luggala which is owned by the Guinness Family. The  lake  is said  to  resemble a pint  of Guinness because of its dark peaty waters and  the imported white  sandy  beach on  the shore  at  the entrance to  Luggala  Estate. Hence it is often referred to as “The Guinness Lake”.

The  Estate, the Castle  and  its smaller  lodges are  available  to  rent  and  have  been host  to  many  famous  personalities including Michael Jackson and  Mel Gibson.

The dark colour of the lake is created as the local rainwater filters through the peat of the surrounding Blanket Bog. The water of the streams feeding the lake turns a brownish colour which in the depths of the lake appears black. Luggala Estate and the surrounding mountains are  a popular film location and  have  featured in many famous  films and tv dramas. These include ‘Camelot ‘, ‘Excalibur’, ‘King Arthur’, ‘Braveheart’, ‘The Tudors’ and ‘The  Vikings’ and  many more.

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