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Small Lough Carra 2022 Heritage Week event

Learn About the Aquatic Life of Lough Carra

14 August, 2pm - 3:30pm
14 August, 4pm - 5:30pm

Lynda Huxley

  • Lough Carra
  • Brownstown
  • Co. Mayo

Lough Carra is a unique lake of European significance due to its marl habitat on the lake bed and its unique ecology, habitats and rare species. The Lough Carra Catchment Association (LCCA) is a voluntary led charity working to restore, protect and conserve the integrity of Lough Carra www.loughcarra.org.

With the support of the LAWPRO Water Communities Office, the LCCA has organised an ecologist led, hands-on experience 'Learn about the Aquatic Life of Lough Carra' at Brownstown on the shores of Lough Carra for Heritage Week.

You will be supplied with equipment to carry out your own sampling and you will be given guidance on how to identify and learn about the aquatic life of Lough Carra. A full range of equipment will be available including microscopes, nets, sampling trays and id guides. You will need to bring your own waterproof footwear and clothing.

Dr Karina Dingerkuss and Dr Richard Stone will lead the event providing a unique opportunity to learn about the aquatic insects and the uniqueness of Lough Carra.

There are two sessions on 14 August. The first session runs from 2pm to 3.30pm which is for adults and children. The second is from 4pm to 5.30pm and is for adults only.
Places are limited to 15 persons per session. Booking is essential and places are allocated on a first come basis. To reserve your place email: loughcarraca@gmail.com or phone 094 9032422.



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