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MOORE HALL AND LOUGH CARRA

Originally called Fionn Loch Ceara, to describe the lough’s white colour, we now know the colour is due to the presence of marl

Marl forms when water is supersaturated with calcite. It provides a unique habitat for the insects, flowers, birds and mammals living there. Moore Hall, an 18th Century mansion, was destroyed by anti-treaty forces during the Irish Civil War in 1923.

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