Loughareema: The Vanishing Lake

The nigh unpronounceable Loughareema (Loch an Rith Amach) is, at first glance, nothing more than one of the many lochs and bogs that dot the Northern Irish countryside. That is, if you happen to be lucky enough to see it at all. In fact, you could drive down the aptly named Loughareema Road, ply right through the middle of the loch, and still never even know it was there. All existentialism aside, Loughareema is very real and can be visible if seen at the right time. The loch possesses a unique topographical feature known as a chalk “plug…

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