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Pull off the N4 heading to Dublin or Sligo & soak up the beautiful view from the car park or walk down to the waterfront & have a swim (if your willing to brave the cold!). Great for watching the sunsets.
One of the 3 lakes found just outside of Mullingar (Lough Owel, Lough Ennell and Lough Derravaragh). You can go swimming here at the diving boards where there is a pull in area and a Children of Lir monument/statue. It's a nice spot. There's only...More
Since I was a child Lough Owel was always the pull in spot on the road from Dublin heading to the West. It's an fantastic local amenity for swimmers or fishermen. A lovely walk down to the shores is a grest way to stretch the...More
I found this place one day heading West, and have been stopping off here ever since. Have yet to do anything other than avail of the coffeeman when he's there with his truck, but the lake itself is stunning and the water is SO clear...More
We pulled into this small car park to have our packed lunch and the quietness was lovely, while viewing out over the water... the weather was superb and a lovely bronze statue is in the centre- there is a toilet available, although portable. No coffee/tea...More
Lough Owel offers many different activities for all. The views from the Sligo road at the carpark are lovely and if you fancy a dip or dive at the diving boards the water is clear and deep. The lake provides for great fishing with great...More
We can thoroughly recommend Lough Owel Lodge. We have stayed there twice, for 3 days each time, on visits from Australia in 2012 and 2014. The house is set on 100 acres of attractive farmland and woods where we enjoyed the rural beauty and tranquillity....More
Lough Owel is a glacial lake covering 4 square miles just west of Mullingar town. Lough Owel is a spring lake and although the river Brosna flows out of it no river flows into it and it is about 40% surrounded by woodlands hence it...More
This place is so nice to come and visit during the summer, we came early one evening, sitting on the grass, relaxing enjoying the great weather, watching everyone swimming and diving off the board. You can buy coffee and refreshments in the car park on...More