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Annaghmore Lough

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Location  County Roscommon
Basin countries  Ireland
Max. width  0.7 km (0.4 mi)
Surface elevation  46 m
Catchment area  3.96 km²
Province  Connacht
Primary inflows  Scramogue River
Max. length  1.3 km (0.8 mi)
Surface area  0.53 km (0.20 sq mi)
Area  53 ha
Catchment area  3.96 km²
Annaghmore Lough

Annaghmore lough strokestown 27 june 2016


Annaghmore Lough is a freshwater lake in the west of Ireland. It is located in County Roscommon in the catchment of the upper River Shannon.

Contents

Map of Annaghmore Lough, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Geography

Annaghmore Lough is located about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Strokestown. It lies at the centre of a group of small glacial lakes.

Natural history

Fish species in Annaghmore Lough include perch, roach, rudd, pike, tench, three-spined stickleback and the critically endangered European eel. The fen on the lake's north shore is home to a snail species rare in Europe, Vertigo geyeri.

Annaghmore Lough is an important bird sanctuary. Threatened species present here include whooper swan and golden plover. Other species include teal, shoveler, wigeon, mallard, pochard, goldeneye, lapwing and curlew. The lake and surrounding fens form the Annaghmore Lough (Roscommon) Special Area of Conservation.

References

Annaghmore Lough Wikipedia


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