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Lough Currane (EN)

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Lough Currane is famous as a fishing Lake with stocks of Salmon and Trout. It hold records for Sea Trout at 4.5kg and salmon at in excess of 10lbs. A license is required to fish on the lake. The lake has a number of islands the most well-known being Church Island a medieval monastic site. The Lake was formed it is said from a spring well that was left uncovered by a woman taking water the well. The well overflowed, the woman was drowned and thus the lake was formed. Church Island in Lough Currane is a medieval monastic site with 44 archaeological sites ranging from hut sites, medieval church, leachts (saints graves) houses, field systems and standing stones. The Island is associated with St Finnan Cam, who is reported to have founded a monastery here in the 6th century. The island is referred to as ‘Innis Ausail’ in the Annals of Innisfallen in 1058. The remains of St Finnan's Church, a small Romanesque church, can be seen with 10 cross inscribed slabs a number of leachts and uninscribed pillar stones.

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  • Cahersiveen to Waterville (EN)
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