Lough Carra News and Events

March 19th 2015

Fiona White, lecturer in Heritage Studies at GMIT, will be giving a lecture on Moorehall during the Great Famine in Carnacon Parish Centre, next Wednesday 25th March at 8pm. Click here for further details.

February 2nd 2015

The Breeding Bird Census 2015 has now replaced the 2014 edition, it has been researched and compiled by Chris and Lynda Huxley.

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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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