In this wild western part of County Mayo, the landscape provides all that a salmon or trout angler could ever dream for. Above Delphi Doolach valley, Doo Lough appears as a long sheet of water with mountains on both sides. The Dephi river runs from the Doo Lough to the town of Dephi and along the alternate route that runs from Delphi to Louisburgh between the Sheffry Hills and the Mweelrea Mountains. The magic is abound here as well as the sheep and a donkey or two.

Title: Delphi Doolach Valley

Location: Delphi, Connemara, County Mayo, Ireland

I found this hidden valley during a 1994 photography trip and the fog was so thick that I could not see the mountains on each side. Many years later in 2003 while traveling with my good friend and my X-Federal Express delivery man Dave Meuser, I thought I would show Dave the valley. Well we drove right by this cottage and only on the way back did I recognize it, as it was bought up and turned into a nice little bungalow, twice the size, and painted white. So here you have one of the last views of the Delphi Doolach Valley before modern man put his boot print down. This is also an area that was hard hit by the great famine of 1845-1849.

Go to Mayo on the Move for more on Mayo and The Great Famine, 1845-1849 in CO Mayo, Ireland

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