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Worth a stop on the N4

Pull off the N4 heading to Dublin or Sligo & soak up the beautiful view from the car park or walk... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Irish in Australia
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One of the 3 lakes found just outside of Mullingar (Lough Owel, Lough Ennell and Lough... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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May 5, 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AoifeBr
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank champkis
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Michael N
Reviewed 11 June 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Sightseer646741
Reviewed 6 June 2015

I love going for picnics and walks along the shore and one of these days I will hire a boat. The diving board is great for a swim.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank MullingarIrelandMary
Reviewed 17 May 2015

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

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed 15 December 2014

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

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank aodhanomaonaigh
Reviewed 13 November 2014

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

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank John G
Reviewed 30 October 2014

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

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Frank E
Reviewed 18 September 2014

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

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Dublinblueeyes
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