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List of Irish loughs

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List of Irish loughs

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



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

LoughArea (km²)Location
1Lough Neagh*396Ulster
2Lough Corrib176Counties Galway and Mayo
3Lough Derg (Shannon)130Counties Tipperary, Clare and Galway
4Lower Lough Erne*109.5County Fermanagh
5Lough Ree105Counties Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath

Brackish loughs

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

Turloughs

Main article: Turlough (lake)

Reservoirs

Sea loughs

Fjords

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See also

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