Lough Carra News and Events

August 2017

27 August 2017 event at Doon Peninsula “Lough Carra through the eyes of an Artist and an Ecologist” hosted by artist Deirdre Walsh and ecologist Chris Huxley. Starts at 3pm, places are limited to booking is essential. To see full details CLICK HERE.

June 2017

GMIT Mayo History Seminar
Mayo's Hidden Histories – Explore Mayo's fascinating hidden histories with a series of talks by GMIT Mayo staff and graduates from 11am to 4pm, Saturday 10th June 2017 at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life.
To view poster, CLICK HERE

May 2017

Review of Lough Carra Book by Nature Writer, Peter Marren, in British Wildlife Magazine Volume 28, Number 4, April 2017 - Click on the text to read the review.

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See videos of the Lough Carra Book launch by clicking on the links below:

Video 1 of the Lough Carra Book launch at the Linenhall Arts Centre
Video 2 of the Lough Carra Book launch at the Linenhall Arts Centre
Video 3 of the Lough Carra Book launch at the Linenhall Arts Centre
Video 4 of the Lough Carra Book launch at the Linenhall Arts Centre
Video 5 of the Lough Carra Book launch at the Linenhall Arts Centre

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Lough Carra with rocks in foreground and trees in the background, blue sky and clouds which are reflected in the lake

Lough Carra

This website provides a wide variety of information on the ecology, biodiversity, conservation, history and archaeology of County Mayo's Lough Carra and its lakeshore habitats.There is a variety of topics available, ranging from non-technical information to copies of scientific publications, as well as images of the lake and its habitats and wildlife.

Lough Carra is the largest marl lake in Ireland and is part of the Great Western Lakes complex. It covers 1,560 hectares and is joined to Lough Mask by the Keel River. It has many islands and a ragged shoreline with a plethora of bays and promontories, all on a bedrock of limestone.

The information on this website has been collated from various sources and is provided in order to raise awareness and understanding of the value and importance of this beautiful lake, and to encourage enhanced protection of this valuable component of Ireland's heritage.

The website map gives a full list of all information included on the site, to access the information, select the title of interest.

Further information on these and other topics will be included as it becomes available.

Please contact us if you have anything that you think might be of interest.

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