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Caragh Lake
Loch Cárthaí
Caragh Lake in Spring.jpg
Caragh Lake location in Ireland
Caragh Lake location in Ireland
Location in island of Ireland
Location County Kerry
Coordinates 52°3′58″N 9°51′10″W / 52.06611°N 9.85278°W / 52.06611; -9.85278
Catchment area 162.54 km2 (62.76 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Surface area 4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Surface elevation 15 m (49 ft)
View over Caragh Lake
View from Caragh Lake Mountain

Caragh Lake (Irish: Loch Cárthaí), also Lough Caragh, is a lake in the Reeks District in County Kerry, Ireland. The lake was formed by the damming of the Caragh River.

Caragh Lake railway station was on the Great Southern and Western Railway line which ran from Farranfore to Valentia Harbour.

Sailing on Caragh Lake
Sailing on Caragh Lake


The lake is included within a large Special Area of Conservation: Killarney National Park, Macgillycuddy's Reeks and Caragh River Catchment SAC. The rare Kerry slug was first discovered near this lake. The lake is glacial in origin.

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