Kiltooris Lough facts for kids
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|Coordinates||54°49′9″N 8°30′2″W / 54.81917°N 8.50056°W|
|Catchment area||5.55 km2 (2.1 sq mi)|
|Max. length||1.4 km (1 mi)|
|Max. width||0.5 km (0.3 mi)|
|Surface area||0.43 km2 (0.17 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||13.5 m (44 ft)|
|Surface elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
|Islands||Inishywadigan, Rossbeg Island, Thorn Island, O'Boyle's Island|
Kiltooris Lough is a freshwater lake in the northwest of Ireland. It is located in southwest County Donegal near Dawros Bay.
Geography and hydrology
Kiltooris Lough is about 8 kilometres (5 mi) northwest of Ardara. It measures about 1.5 km (1 mi) long north–south and 0.5 km (0.3 mi) wide. Kiltooris Lough is oligotrophic.
Fish species in Kiltooris Lough include salmon, three-spined stickleback and the critically endangered European eel. Kiltooris Lough is part of the West of Ardara/Maas Road Special Area of Conservation.
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