Caragh Lake

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For the railway station, see Caragh Lake railway station.
Caragh Lake
Lough Caragh, Co. Kerry.jpg
Location County Kerry
Coordinates 52°3′N 9°52′W / 52.050°N 9.867°W / 52.050; -9.867Coordinates: 52°3′N 9°52′W / 52.050°N 9.867°W / 52.050; -9.867
Basin countries Ireland

Caragh Lake (Irish: Loch Cárthaí) is a large and scenic lake in County Kerry, Ireland.[1]

Caragh Lake railway station was on the Great Southern and Western Railway line which ran from Farranfore to Valentia Harbour.


The lake is included within a large Special Area of Conservation, ("Killarney National Park, Macgillycuddy's Reeks and Caragh River Catchment"). The rare Kerry slug was first discovered near this lake.[2] The lake is glacial in origin.

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