Lindsay Lohan's Netflix movie, "Irish Wish", has seen searches for this stunning lake go up 1,253% in one week. To celebrate the heart-shaped lake we take a look at this picturesque spot in County Wicklow.

A new study, by Bókun, has revealed that the movie "Irish Wish" is seeing a huge boost in Google searches for Lough Tay, in County Wicklow and the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. In fact, in one week searches for Lough Tay have increased by  1,253%. 

This idyllic spot, just an hour outside Dublin is about to have a major moment. Here's a rundown on everything you need to know about Lough Tay, affectionately known as the Guinness Lake.

Lindsay Lohan's Netflix movie "Irish Wish" has seen searches for Lough Tay go through the roof.

Lindsay Lohan's Netflix movie "Irish Wish" has seen searches for Lough Tay go through the roof.

Getting there

Getting to Lough Tay is an adventure in itself. Located in the heart of County Wicklow, it's approximately an hour's drive from Dublin.

For those without access to a car, fear not! Several guided tours and public transportation options are available from Dublin city center. Opting for a guided tour ensures you won't miss any hidden gems along the way, and you'll have the added benefit of learning about the rich history and folklore of the region from knowledgeable guides.

What to do

Once you arrive at Lough Tay, prepare to be captivated by its breathtaking beauty. The dramatic contrast between the deep blue waters of the lake and the surrounding emerald hills is a sight to behold. Here are some activities to make the most of your visit:

Picnic by the shore

Pack a basket full of local delicacies and find a cozy spot along the shore to indulge in a leisurely picnic. There's no better way to soak in the tranquility of the surroundings than with good food and great company.

Scenic walks

Lace up your hiking boots and explore the myriad of walking trails that wind their way around Lough Tay. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a casual stroller, there's a trail suited to your preferences. One popular route is the Luggala Loop, which offers spectacular views of both Lough Tay and the nearby Luggala Estate.


For amateur and professional photographers alike, Lough Tay provides endless opportunities to capture stunning landscapes. From sunrise to sunset, the ever-changing light creates a mesmerizing backdrop for your snapshots.

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Try some fishing

If you're an angler at heart, bring along your fishing gear and try your luck in the pristine waters of Lough Tay. The lake is known for its abundance of trout, making it a favorite spot among fishing enthusiasts.

Walking trails

Exploring the walking trails around Lough Tay is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of County Wicklow. Here are a few notable trails to consider:

Luggala Loop

This moderate 10-kilometer loop trail starts at the Luggala Estate and offers panoramic views of Lough Tay and the surrounding mountains. Keep an eye out for native wildlife along the way, including red deer and various bird species.

Lough Tay.

Lough Tay.

Wicklow Way

For a longer adventure, consider tackling a section of the Wicklow Way, Ireland's oldest waymarked long-distance walking trail. The route passes near Lough Tay and takes hikers through some of the most scenic landscapes in the county.

Guinness Lake Circuit

This shorter loop trail offers a gentle stroll around the perimeter of Lough Tay, perfect for families and casual walkers. Be sure to bring your camera, as there are plenty of photo opportunities along the way.