Lough Mahon

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Lough Mahon
Loch Machain
Location Cork/County Cork
Coordinates 51°53′N 8°22′W / 51.883°N 8.367°W / 51.883; -8.367Coordinates: 51°53′N 8°22′W / 51.883°N 8.367°W / 51.883; -8.367
Primary inflows River Lee, Glashaboy River, Tramore River
Primary outflows River Lee
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 3 km (1.9 mi)
Max. width 5 km (3.1 mi)
Surface area 12.23 km2 (4.72 sq mi)

Lough Mahon (Irish: Loch Machain) is a sea lough situated in the north-western part of Cork Harbour. It has a total area of 12.23 km2.[1]

Several of Cork's suburbs, such as Mahon, Douglas, Rochestown, Blackrock and Passage West are situated on its southern and western shores.[2] To the north is Little Island and to the east Great Island.

It is regarded as the second most important bird habitat in Cork Harbour.[3]