Doolough Famine Memorial, Louisburgh, Co Mayo, Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

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  • Created: September 16, 2015
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Mayo
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This Doo Lough Famine memorial commemorates poor starving local people who walked this road from Louisburgh to Delphi Lodge in March 1849 during the Great Famine in the hope of getting hunger relief but it is said that more than 400 people died here at Doo Lough on their journey. This Discovery Point on The Wild Atlantic Way is a memorial located off the Doo Lough Pass road with great scenery overlooking the spectacular Doo Lough (meaning 'Black Lake’) between Mweelrea Mountain and the Sheeffry Hills.

Doolough Famine Memorial, Louisburgh, Mayo, Ireland - Wild Atlantic Way

An annual Famine Walk takes place in the area and the monument has an inscription from Mahatma Ghandi - 'How can men feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings?'

Doolough Famine Memorial, Louisburgh, Co Mayo, Wild Atlantic Way Map, Discovery Point, Ireland ActiveMe Travel Guide

1. Doolough Famine Memorial, Louisburgh, Co Mayo, Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

Altitude: 128 ft