Lough Currane

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Lough Currane

Lough Currane (Irish: Loch Luíoch) is a lough of County Kerry, Ireland. Waterville lies on its western bank, close to the Atlantic Ocean and Raheen lies on its southern bank. It covers an area of 2,500 acres (10 km2) and is 3 ½ miles long and 2 miles (3.2 km) at the widest point.
The lake had the St. Finan Cam (inhabited c. 7th century) monastery on Church Island.[1] To the south of the lake is Inis Uasal (Noble Island), an island dedicated to St. Finan. The Annals of Ishfallen mention that Amchad, the "anchorite of God" was buried on the island in 1058.[2]


The lough is famous for its salmon and Sea trout fly fishing, having a good run of both spring salmon and grilse in addition to regularly producing specimin sea trout with some running to over 10 lb. From June the lake contains a prolific number of smaller sea trout, know locally as 'Juners', analogous to the Scottish Finnock.


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Coordinates: 51°49′30″N 10°8′0″W / 51.82500°N 10.13333°W / 51.82500; -10.13333