Caragh Lake is a beautiful expanse of water, four miles long, embossed in broom-and-heather-covered hills with majestic mountains for the background. One of the most beautiful spots in County Kerry is Caragh Lake.
The lake and the Caragh River which flows into it at the southern extremity are well known to anglers and if you fancy a bit of game shooting you will spend a great day here.
Caragh Lake indeed is a place you must come and see, apart
from angling considerations, an ideal haunt for those given to
All around, the scenery is of the wildest description, the MacGillicuddy`s Reeks and the mountains towards Glencar being visible from here from their finest perspective
The character of the region at once suggests rambling excursions, which the visitor will find to be innumerable and varied.
Boating trips can be had on Caragh Lake, and nothing could be more beautiful than the trip up to Blackstones Bridge.
From this point the trip can be extended on foot by walking along the upper Caragh River, following the tree-sheltered river track as far as Glencar
Another suggested outing (making a circular trip from the hotel) is to walk (or Drive) by the east shore of the lake to Blackstones Bridge, thence through the Windy Gap to Glenbeigh, and back direct to Caragh Lake.
Several other enjoyable excursions can be undertaken through the valleys in the immediate vicinity, or, to go a little further afield, the excursions and drives mentioned in connection with Glenbeigh and Glencar, will easily be within the scope of a days outing.
In between you can enjoy a game of golf at Dooks or relax among the heather-clad hills that shelter this delightful retreat.
A short distance from caragh Lake we regain the main road to Killorglin.
If you have any pleasurable experiences in and around Caragh Lake please email it to me and I will include it on this page, thanks, Tom
Do you know who you are? Does your great, great grandfather come from Caragh Lake are or nearby?