The Poulaphuca Reservoir also spelt Pollaphuca or Poulaphouca commonly known as the Blessington Lakes, are situated in west Wicklow. The Lakes were created in the late 1930's by the
construction of a dam at Poulaphuca.
This website is designed to give you a view of before and after the lake arrived, a graphic history
using old photographs that have been collected over many years then superimposing today's image.
Take a trip to the interactive map where you will be brought under the lake.
Visit the video tab above and take a historical virtual tour of the past and today.
You can also take a real tour on the lake on weekends that will give you an insight into what lies below showing you images from before 1939.
Tours last one hour and covers the Dam, Russelstown, Russborough, Burgage Moyle/More and the meeting of the Liffey and Kings River.
For Information on the Boat Tour Click this link
The waters retreat May 2011 and reveal a tree lined road.
The morning of 16 Aug 2011 this bog reappears in the centre of the lake.
You can see Dunmurry Hill and the Hill of Allen in Kildare on the horizon.