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A Lake That Looks Like Guinness

A lake that looks like Guinness? Mmmm….makes you thirsty just looking at it, right?

Lough Tay in the Wicklow Mountains


The Frothy Shores of Guinness Lake

Lough Tay (otherwise known as Guinness Lake) sits in the Wicklow Mountains of southern Ireland.  It earned its nickname because it borders a large estate owned by the Guinness family.  The color of the water is such a rich brown (similar to Guinness!) that the family imported the white sand on the shoreline to make it look like frothy head on a pint.

To find Lough Tay you can click here.


28 Comments (Add Yours)

  1. Great post! I don’t care for the beer but that lake makes me want to give it another try! :)

  2. God, it does look like Guinness. Hopefully it doesn’t smell like it too… :)
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  3. wow! that’s crazy!!
    I was going to say how unreal it was that the lake on their property actually looks like that but it makes sense with the white sand. Still pretty awesome. Are you allowed to swim in it? :)
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    • We wanted to head down to the lakeside, but it is all gated up :(

      I could be wrong but supposedly, the lake (and property) was a gift from the father to his daughter. Here honey, I bought you a lake for your birthday. Hope you like it! Crazy…

  4. Now that’s the first time I heard of local brew w/an imported head. Great photo.
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  5. Love the pictures but I hate Guinness with a vengeance!
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  6. So that is actually what they put into the barrels? hahaha
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  7. That is so awesome, I love that they added the white sand because it really does look like a pint of Guinness! I wish I had known this was there when I was in the Wicklows and I would have popped over for a look :)
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  8. Mmmm – reminds me to get my fill of Guinness before we leave on Wednesday
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    • So funny…we went to that music festival on the weekend and we were the only ones drinking Guinness (it seemed that way anyways). We asked a local why that was and he said that the Irish are too impatient to wait for it to pour properly – ha!

  9. Hard to believe its less than an hour from Dublin. Last weekend we were on this road (to the Sally Gap) it was too misty to see anything so we went down to Roundwood for lunch and a few hours later the sun was out so we got to see the Guinness lake just like in the photo.

  10. Look how green it is!! Beautiful!
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  11. Had no idea this existed, this is freaking awesome!

  12. How funny they thought of adding white sand! It does look like the famous stout, though. Good job!
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  13. Great image I love Guinness but had never heard of this lake. Great idea by the family to bring in the sand lol



  14. Oh, that’s gorgeous, and really does look like the brew. I’ll chime in here with how much I love Guinness. When I was living in Ireland, I never got out of County Donegal, but now I want to go back and see more of the country.
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    • I have to chime in too, with how much I LOVE Guinness. County Donegal will probably be the only area we will not be able to get up to experience, but we will be back and are going to make a priority to get there.

  15. Guinness is actually a deep red color.

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