Newcastle Lough, private Nature Reserve.
Newcastle Lough is located in the northern most part of County Meath, 4km south of Kingscourt. The lake is approximately 7 hectares and is situated between the Navan-Kingscourt Road (R163) and the disused Navan-Kingscourt railway line. It is contained within the townlands of Coole, Mullaghboy and Newcastle.
Animals and plants of interest:
Scientific Interest: The lake has excellent water quality with a high diversity of aquatic invertebrates and it contains stocks of coarse fish, pike and brown trout. The site has a diverse range of habitats including reedbeds, wet grassland and wet woodland and an associated variety of plan and animal species. Otter, badger, pine marten and six species of bat have been recorded at the site. Other noteworthy species include kingfisher and crayfish.