View over Lough Carra from Castle Burke with Croagh Patrick in the distance

General Information

In this section you will find general information on Lough Carra, including its location, geology, broad ecology, legal protection and uses. The information comes from a variety of sources and has been collated by Chris and Lynda Huxley. The purpose of this section is to provide an overall introduction to the lake and its surroundings. As with many other sections, the information is certainly not complete or fully comprehensive and we hope to be able to add to it as further information becomes available.

There are some aspects of the information on the lake and its surroundings which overlap between different sections of this website. We have arbitrarily placed these aspects in the section which we feel is most appropriate.