|Lake type||Glacial lake|
|Primary outflows||River Brosna|
|Max. length||6 km (3.7 mi)|
|Max. width||3 km (1.9 mi)|
|Surface area||10.31 km2 (3.98 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||22 m (72 ft)|
|Surface elevation||85 m (279 ft)|
|Designated||7 June 1996|
Lough Owel (Irish: Loch Uail) is a mesotrophic lough in the Midlands of Ireland, situated north of Mullingar, the county town of Westmeath. It has a maximum depth of 22m. Water from Lough Owel feeds the Royal Canal, a canal crossing Ireland from Dublin to the River Shannon. Access to the lake can be gained from a carpark and pier to the south of the N4 Mullingar to Longford route.
Lough Owel and Lough Ennell are two of many lakes that form the River Brosna drainage basin. The Brosna is a tributary of the Shannon, flowing through Mullingar and Kilbeggan, both in Westmeath, and from there through the town of Clara (County Offaly) into the Shannon.
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