Lough Carra News and Events

August 13th 2015

Nature Walk at the Doon Peninsula on Saturday 29 August starting at 10.30am. The walk is being lead by Chris and Lynda Huxley and will take about 2 hours. Booking is essential as places are limited. This is a Mayo Naturalists Field Club event and details can found by clicking here. To book a place for the Doon walk email Mayo County Council Heritage Officer on heritage@mayococo.ie

July 3rd 2015

Saturday 25 July 2015 : A day of illustrated talks on Lough Carra the National Museum of Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar. See programme.

May 14th 2015

Courtesy of Mid-West Radio, here is a recording of Tommy Marren interviewing Chris and Lynda Huxley about their new book “Lough Carra”. The interview was held on Thursday 14 May 2015.
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Diary of Archived News Items

See videos of the Lough Carra Book launch by clicking on the links below:
Irish TV Interview of Lough Carra Book launch - begins at minute 12
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.

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

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