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Lough Gill

Just outside Castlegregory, on the Cloghane Road, a turn to the right leads to Loughbeg and Lough Gill pier. 

The Lake is 2.41km long and 0.8km wide. Its surface is dotted with a multitude of swans and ducks, while under the surface are fine brown trout, which thrive in the alkaline waters of the lake.

The waters are shallow and if there is any wind about, the waters turn dull with stirred up sand. In very hot weather the trout leave the over-warm waters and crowd into the river at the western end of Lough Gill. The area around the lake is a rich one botanically, and very different from the rest of the Dingle Peninsula. The sandy soil induces the presence of a number of plants, which are otherwise rare in Kerry.

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Castlegregory