Lough Tay is a scenic lake nestled deep in the Wicklow mountains,and surrounded by stunning scenery, making it one of the most photographed locations in the Garden of Ireland. The mountains and lake offer a spectacular panoramic scene that is best viewed from above.

It’s dramatic unspoilt setting made it an ideal choice for filming many of the outdoor scenes on the History Channel’s television drama Vikings.

The lake has been nicknamed the “Guinness Lake”, not only because the Guinness family own the 6000 acre Luggala estate that borders the lake, but also because of its appearance. The shape of the lake resembles a pint of “the black stuff” with its  dark peaty water and the beach of white sand at the norther that was imported by the Guinness family

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