Baylough (Bay Lough) Clogheen
[col size=”one-half” position=”first” align=”left”]Baylough is the famous Corrie Lake in the side of Knockaunabulloga, part of the Knockmealdown Mountain range. The lake and its surrounds is a strong favourite with hill walkers and recreational walkers of all sorts. The walk to the lake from the car park is not too difficult and suitable for family outings. On any fine day you will see hundreds of walkers making the trip to the lake and walking to its furthest point (it is only possible to walk about half way around, the photo to your left is taken at the most distant point to which you can walk).
It is a wonderful (and totally free) resource for locals and visitors alike. Should you wish to visit the lake it is most easily accessible from a car park on the Waterford side of the lake – this is the Loc8 Code for the lake –YZS-26-53G – just be aware that you can only drive as far as this Parking Area.[/col]
[col size=”one-half” position=”last” align=”left”]The lake has a strong historical significance both in South Tipperary and West Waterford. In local folklore it is famed as the lake to which Petticoat Loose was banished for all time, ordered to empty it with a thimble.
It is also widely held that the lake is ‘bottomless’ and that it is not possible to swim across it, despite its rather modest proportions.
Along with The Vee and Grubbs Monument, which are only a half a mile away and the Liam Lynch Monument outside Goatenbridge, these are among the most visited attractions in the Knockmealdown mountains.[/col]