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Lough Anaserd
Loch an Easaird
Location County Galway
Catchment area 2.08 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 1.2 km (1 mi)
Max. width 1.0 km (0.6 mi)
Surface area 0.87 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Surface elevation 8 m (26 ft)

Lough Anaserd (Irish: Loch an Easaird) is a freshwater lake in the west of Ireland. It is located in west County Galway on the Slyne Head peninsula.

Geography and hydrology

Lough Anaserd is about 12 kilometres (7 mi) south of Clifden, near Ballyconneely. The lake has numerous rocky islands and is oligotrophic.

Natural history

Lough Anaserd is home to the slender naiad (Najas flexilis), a rare plant species. The lake is part of the Slyne Head Peninsula Special Area of Conservation.

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