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Ardderry Lough
Ardderry Lough location in Ireland
Ardderry Lough location in Ireland
Location in island of Ireland
Location County Galway
Coordinates 53°27′13″N 9°32′11″W / 53.45361°N 9.53639°W / 53.45361; -9.53639
Primary inflows Lough Shindilla
Catchment area 14.42 km2 (5.6 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 3.7 km (2.3 mi)
Max. width 0.4 km (0.2 mi)
Surface area 0.81 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Average depth 4 m (13 ft)
Max. depth 12 m (39 ft)
Surface elevation 37 m (121 ft)

Ardderry Lough is a freshwater lake in the west of Ireland. It is located in the Connemara area of County Galway.


Ardderry Lough measures about 4 km (2.5 mi) long and 0.5 km (0.3 mi) wide. It is located about 40 km (25 mi) northwest of Galway city on the N59 road near the village of Maam Cross.

Natural history

Fish species in Ardderry Lough include perch, brown trout and the critically endangered European eel. Ardderry Lough is part of the Connemara Bog Complex Special Area of Conservation.

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