Lusmagh Fields so Green

Click on the picture to hear Johnny McEvoy sing "The Lusmagh Fields so Green."

The Callows of Lusmagh

The meadows along the bank of the Shannon are known as the "Callows", (from the Irish word "Cala" which means a riverside meadow).

These lands are flooded in winter. Since the land has to dry out before the grass can be harvested, the callows are cut late in the summer.

For this reason, the corncrake, which has become extinct in the rest of Europe, survives in the callows of Lusmagh.

The Callows contain many unique species of plant, including the Lusmagh Orchid.

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