Storm Clearing Doo Lough

 
This photograph of Doo Lough was taken at the end of a cold snap in March 2009. After a day of sleet and rain the weather broke to reveal bright sunshine. It is a panorama photograph comprising 6 individual photos which have been stitched together to form a image.

Doo Lough Pass is on the Louisburgh to Leenaun road in County Mayo. To the right of Doo Lough can be seen the Sheeffry Hills and on the left is Mweeelrea Mountain.

Near the shores of Doo Lough there is a famine memorial. In March of 1849 hundreds of starving people walked the 10 miles from Louisburgh down to the Delphi Lodge in bad weather to meet officials of the Poor Law Union hoping to get food. They were turned away by the officials and numerous people died on the walk back to Louisburgh. Several bodies, mainly women and children, were found on roadside at the edge of the lake at Doo Lough Pass.
 

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