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Coomasaharn Lake, County Kerry

Coomasaharn Lake, County Kerry

Coomasaharn is a beautiful hidden lake near the village of Glenbeigh in County Kerry. When we went there on this June morning there wasn't a breath of wind to disturb the surface of the lake and mist covered the slopes all around us. Suddenly the blue sky broke through the clouds towards the end of the lake and revealed the top of the mountan beyond.Coomasaharn is known as one of a small number of Irish lakes that still contain a population of the Arctic Char, a remnant fish from the ice age. The Coomasaharn char is considered a seperate species, called Salvelinus fimbriatus.Near the lake you'll find one of the largest collection of 4,000 years old megalithic rock art in Ireland.Interestingly Coomasaharn and its valley was the scene of a very difficult planning matter about twenty years ago, when there was a scheme to develop a hydroelectric power plant at the lake. Planning appeals involving the Mountaineering Council and An Taisce succeeeded in saving it.(Thank you Charles Augustus for the last bit of info)