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Lough Alewnaghta
Location County Clare, County Galway
Primary inflows Derrainy River
Primary outflows Lough Derg
Catchment area 26.25 km2 (10.1 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 1.3 km (0.8 mi)
Max. width 0.5 km (0.3 mi)
Surface area 0.55 km2 (0.21 sq mi)
Average depth 4 m (13 ft)
Max. depth 4.5 m (15 ft)
Surface elevation 31 m (102 ft)

Lough Alewnaghta is a freshwater lake in the Mid-West Region of Ireland. It is located in Counties Clare and Galway.


Lough Alewnaghta measures about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) long and 0.5 km (0.3 mi) wide. It is about 23 km (14 mi) south of Portumna near the western shore of Lough Derg. The lake lies largely in County Clare with a smaller portion in County Galway.

Natural history

Fish species in Lough Alewnaghta include perch, roach, bream, pike and the critically endangered European eel.

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