Strangford Lough (describing the fast-flowing narrows; and Loch Cuan in Irish meaning the calm lough describing the gentle waters of the mud flats) is a lough in County Down, Northern Ireland, separated from the Irish Sea by the Ards Peninsula. It is a popular tourist attraction noted for its fishing and the picturesque villages and townships which border its waters. These include Portaferry on the Ards Peninsula, which is connected to Strangford across the lough by a car ferry.
The island studded sea lough is the largest inlet in the United Kingdom and in the island of Ireland as a whole, covering 150 km². Almost totally landlocked, the lough is approached from the Irish Sea through the eight kilometre long fast-running tidal narrows, which open out into more gentle waters where there are 70 islands. Countless tidal rocky outcrops called pladdies litter the lough and mudflats, along with marshes, rocks, bays and headlands. The lough is a conservation area and its abundant wildlife recognised internationally for its importance.
4th Strangford Lough ; Lord Robin Eames (74), Primate of the Church of Ireland from 1986- 2006, Also Helped Produce the Eames-Bradley Consultative Document on Dealing with the Legacy of the Troubles
Jun 21, 2012; Wcame back Northern from travels on of the Communion, one of the places I saw from the air Strangford Lough. It always me of...
Book Reviews: The beauty of Strangford Lough is uncovered; Strangford Lough: An Archaeological Survey of the Maritme Cultural Landscape by Thomas McErlean, Rosemary McConkey and Wes Forsythe. Published by Blackstaff Press for the Environment and Heritage service of the DoE in partnership with the University of Ulster.(Features)
Dec 19, 2002; Byline: Anne Palmer NEW archaeological evidence of the lives of our ancestral coastal dwellers located around the shores of...