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Cavetown Lough

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Location  County Roscommon
Basin countries  Ireland
Max. width  0.7 km (0.4 mi)
Surface elevation  82 m
Catchment area  9.06 km²
Province  Connacht
Primary outflows  Clogher Lake
Max. length  1.5 km (0.9 mi)
Surface area  0.64 km (0.25 sq mi)
Area  64 ha
Catchment area  9.06 km²
Cavetown Lough

Cavetown Lough (Irish: Loch Bhaile na hUamha) 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 Cavetown Lough, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Geography

Cavetown Lough measures about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) long and 0.5 km (0.3 mi) wide. It is located about 8 km (5 mi) south of Boyle and 9 km (6 mi) west of Carrick-on-Shannon.

Natural history

Fish species in Cavetown Lough include perch, roach, pike, bream and the critically endangered European eel. The lake was previously also a trout fishing destination.

References

Cavetown Lough Wikipedia


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