The Woodlands of Lough Hyne

The Woodlands of Lough Hyne
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Conor Murphy

Conor Murphy

 Professional Artist
  • Location: Kinsale, Cork
  • Country: Ireland
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051 x 40.5   20 x 16 Inches   Canvas Panel

Lough Hyne (Irish: Loch Oighinn) is a marine lake in West Cork, Ireland, about 5 km southwest of Skibbereen. It was designated as Ireland’s first Marine Nature Reserve in 1981.[1]

Lough Hyne was probably a freshwater lake until about four millennia ago, when rising sea levels flooded it with saline ocean water. The lake is now fed by tidal currents that rush in from the Atlantic through Barloge Creek.

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