Lough Carra News

July 3rd 2014

A new article has been added to the Events Reports section of the General Information group, it is the Mayo Naturalists Field Club second outing on 24 May 2014, there are also photographs from this event taken by Tom Quinn in the Events Photographs section.

June 10th 2014

The article on The Other Terrestrial Insects of Lough Carra, Co. Mayo has now been updated, this information can be found in the Insect section of the website.

June 9th 2014

A new sub-section has been added to the General Information section entitled Places to Stay Near Lough Carra, which lists accommodation around Lough Carra.

Event Photographs


Diary of Archived News Items

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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