Caragh Lake

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Caragh Lake
Caragh Lake in Spring.jpg
LocationCounty Kerry
Coordinates52°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 countriesIreland
View of Caragh Lake from Caragh Lake Mountain.

Caragh Lake (Irish: Loch Cárthaí) is a large and scenic lake in County Kerry, and is part of the Reeks District renowned for its outdoor activity offering. Visitors can enjoy kayaking, sailing, fishing and stand up paddle boarding ( SUP) in Caragh LakeIreland.[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

Ecology[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "What to do and see in the Caragh Lake area". Caraghlake.typepad.com. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  2. ^ Viney, Michael, "Problems with plan for protection of slugs", Irish Times, 15 May 2010.