Doolough Valley


Doolough Valley – a most beautiful place to visit with strong connections to the Great Famine. It sits north of Killary Fjord (the only fjord in Ireland) and south of Louisburgh. We drove around the area while on holiday and unexpectedly came upon it – its quiet beauty took our breath away.

There are two lakes nestled between the rich, lush mountains along the Wild Atlantic Way. At the northern end of the valley, right next to the road, there is a cross built in memory of the victims of the “Doolough Tragedy”. During the great famine in 1849 hundreds of needy inhabitants of Louisburgh set off on foot to Delphi Lodge to seek food from the authorities there. However, they were harshly rejected. On the way back to Louisburgh, many of them died of hunger and frost in the Doolough Valley.

A quote by Mahatma Gandhi is engraved in the cross: “It has always been a mystery to me how people can feel honored by the humiliation of their fellow human beings”

I wonder has President Joe Bidan visited Doolough Valley on one of his visits to his ancestral roots in Mayo, Ireland?


What are the measurements of the painting?

Measuring  26 x 30 cm or 10 x 12 inches and presented in an aged silver frame with off white inner mount.

Is this an original painting?

Yes, this painting is an original oil painting created by me, Donna McGee and it contains my signature on the front.

Is the painting ready to hang?

Yes – All you need is the picture hook on the wall for placement.



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