OSI Discovery Series – Map 37
South of Louisburgh there is an excellent variety of sea-level lakes and huge beaches. There are numerous car parks, most with portaloo toilet facilities during summer.
Drive through Louisburgh on the R378, heading SW. Having left the village, a series of right hand turns takes you to various lakes and beaches, the first of which leads to Roonagh pier.
Lough Baun (L 750 795)
Lough Cahasy (L 755 780)
Roonagh Lough (L 750 765)
Cross Lough (L 740 750)
Corragaun Lough (L 745 700)
Best time : Autumn / winter
Shelduck, Whooper Swan, White-fronted Goose, Curlew, Chough, Teal, Little Egret, gulls.
Unusual sightings :
Royal Tern, Roonagh Lough, Aug 2016
Baird’s Sandpiper, Cross Lough beach, Sept 2014
Ring-necked Duck, Cross Lough, Sept 2013