Lough Shannagh

Lough Shannagh is the largest body of water in the Mourne Mountains that is not man made. Ten thousand years ago, long after ice had disappeared from the lowlands, many patches remained in hollows high in the hills. Located at 390m in a wilderness area of the Mournes, the deep blue waters of Lough Shannagh occupy a corrie at the foot of Carn Mountain. Surrounded by a ring of deeply carved peaks, Lough Shannagh rests on a high plateau (peneplain) and can be reached by following an old drover’s road known as the Lough Shannagh Track (or Banns Road).

Lough Shannagh from Doan

Lough Shannagh from Doan

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