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Strangford Lough, County Down

Strangford Lough
Strangford Lough is located in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is separated from the Irish Sea by the Ards Peninsula . The lough is a popular tourist attraction and is the largest inlet in the British Isles, covering 150 km˛. The Strangford Lough is a RAMSAR site and a National Trust administered Wildlife Scheme conservation area. The number of species found in the water totals more than 2,000 and 75% of the world’s entire population of light-bellied brent geese over-winter there. One-third of Ireland’s population of terns nest there in dense colonies during late spring and early summer.

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Other County Down Naturals

Slieve Donard
Lough Neagh
River Bann
Ards Peninsula
Holywood Hills
Mountains of Mourne

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A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible - Thomas Hardy
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William Wallace is hanged, drawn and quartered - 1305, LDV becomes Home Guard - 1940, Freckleton Tragedy - 1944
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