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Cavetown Lough
Cavetown Lough location in Ireland
Cavetown Lough location in Ireland
Location in island of Ireland
Location County Roscommon
Coordinates 53°55′30″N 8°15′30″W / 53.92500°N 8.25833°W / 53.92500; -8.25833
Native name Loch Bhaile na hUamha Error {{native name checker}}: parameter value is malformed (help)
Primary outflows Clogher Lake
Catchment area 9.06 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 1.5 km (0.9 mi)
Max. width 0.7 km (0.4 mi)
Surface area 0.64 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Max. depth 20 m (66 ft)
Surface elevation 82 m (269 ft)

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.


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.

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