Caragh Lake

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Caragh Lake in March - View from eastern shoreline.
View of Caragh Lake from Caragh Lake Mountain.
Caragh Lake
Caragh Lake in Spring.jpg
Location County Kerry
Coordinates 52°3′58″N 9°51′10″W / 52.06611°N 9.85278°W / 52.06611; -9.85278Coordinates: 52°3′58″N 9°51′10″W / 52.06611°N 9.85278°W / 52.06611; -9.85278
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.

Sailing on Caragh Lake


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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Caragh Lake on a wind still day.