List of loughs of Ireland

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'This article is a list of loughs on the island of Ireland'. The word lough is pronounced loch and comes from the Irish loch, meaning lake.

The list below contains only those loughs that are of geographic, geological or historical importance. The list includes loughs that are situated within Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Those partly or wholly within Northern Ireland are marked with an asterisk (*).

Freshwater loughs[edit]

The largest freshwater loughs in Ireland are:[1][2][3]

Lough Area (km²) Location
1 Lough Neagh* 396 Ulster
2 Lough Corrib 176 Counties Galway and Mayo
3 Lough Derg (Shannon) 130 Counties Tipperary, Clare and Galway
4 Lower Lough Erne* 109.5 County Fermanagh
5 Lough Ree 105 Counties Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath

Brackish loughs[edit]

An example of a brackish lagoon is Lady's Island Lake, County Wexford


Main article: Turlough (lake)


Sea loughs[edit]



See also[edit]