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From a Guinness lake to a seaweed feast - the Celtic route to a great south east staycation

Jim Hayes finds hidden gems on a whirlwind tour of Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford... and discovers a palate he never knew he had

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The Sea Gardener, Marie Power, foraging for seaweed on the Waterford coast. Picture: Celtic Routes

The Sea Gardener, Marie Power, foraging for seaweed on the Waterford coast. Picture: Celtic Routes

Walking the Tintern Trails. Picture: Jim Hayes

Walking the Tintern Trails. Picture: Jim Hayes

The beauty of Curracloe Beach. Picture: Celtic Routes

The beauty of Curracloe Beach. Picture: Celtic Routes

Opulence in the Wedgewood Suite at Waterford Castle. Picture: Waterford Castle

Opulence in the Wedgewood Suite at Waterford Castle. Picture: Waterford Castle

Finding peace and tranquility in the John F. Kennedy Arboretum. Picture: Jim Hayes

Finding peace and tranquility in the John F. Kennedy Arboretum. Picture: Jim Hayes

Glorious Glendalough. Picture: Celtic Routes

Glorious Glendalough. Picture: Celtic Routes

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The Sea Gardener, Marie Power, foraging for seaweed on the Waterford coast. Picture: Celtic Routes

Just forty kilometres from Dublin City Centre is a spectacular lake with a fascinating back story.

Nestled in a glacial valley in the Wicklow Mountains, the inky dark Lough Tay with its white sandy sliver of beach at the top bears a striking resemblance to a pint of the black stuff – and, apparently, that’s no accident.


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