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Glenbeg Lough
Loch an Ghleanna Bhig (Glenbeg Lough) - geograph.org.uk - 263779.jpg
Location County Cork
Primary outflows Ownagappul River
Catchment area 7.58 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 2 km (1.2 mi)
Max. width 0.4 km (0.2 mi)
Surface area 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Average depth 4 m (13 ft)
Max. depth 13 m (43 ft)
Surface elevation 78 m (256 ft)

Glenbeg Lough is a freshwater lake in the southwest of Ireland. It is located on the Beara Peninsula in County Cork.

Geography

Glenbeg Lough measures about 2 km (1.2 mi) long and 0.5 km (0.3 mi) wide. It lies about 40 km (25 mi) southwest of Kenmare, near the village of Ardgroom.

Hydrology

Glenbeg Lough drains into the Ownagappul River, which in turn enters Kenmare Bay at Cappul. The lake is oligotrophic.

Natural history

Fish species in Glenbeg Lough include brown trout, salmon and the critically endangered European eel. The lake is part of the Glanmore Bog Special Area of Conservation.

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