Friday, June 30, 2017

Lough Corrib

Captain of the boat I caught out of Galway taking us out onto Lough Corrib.

"Lough Corrib . . . is the largest lake in Ireland and second largest on the island of Ireland (after Lough Neagh). It covers 176 km² and lies mostly in County Galway with a small area of its northeast corner in County Mayo . . . .

William Wilde, father of Oscar Wilde wrote a book about the lake, first published in 1867. He built a summerhouse on the banks of the lake, called Moytura House.

Lough Corrib was designated a Ramsar site on 16 June 1996. It has also been designated a Special Area of Conservation" (Wikipedia).


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