OK, so Lough Allen is just beautiful. It is peaceful and serene. The time I was there we didn’t see one other boat and it felt almost undiscovered. There are rare plants and animals to be found on it’s shores, islands, mountains and harbours to explore.
But I have to tell you that the most important discovery I made at Lough Allen was none of these things.
It was carrot cake.
Jinny’s Bakery in Drumshanbo, on the southern shore of Lough Allen makes the most delicious carrot cake I have ever tasted. Don’t worry, I will come back to those rare species, but the carrot cake deserves a post of its own.