Lough Carra

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Lough Carra

Lough Carra is a limestone lake (marl) [1] of 4,000 acres, located in the Barony of Carra, County Mayo. It lies approximately eight miles south of Castlebar and is a well-known brown trout lough.

The lough is approximately six miles long and varies in width from 400 yds to one mile. The average depth is six feet, with a maximum of 60.[1] It drains into Lough Mask to the south via the Keel River.

Lough Carra was part of the estate of the well-known Moore family of Moore Hall.[2]

Annalistic references

  • AI688.1 Kl. Repose of Indlide, abbot of Cera, and of Diarmait, son of 'In Caech'. [AU —; AU 689].

Historical sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lough Carra descriptive document, loughcarra.org. Retrieved 2010-07-27.
  2. Moorehall and Lough Carra website. Retrieved 2010-07-27.

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