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Lough Cullaun
Location County Clare
Catchment area 13.2 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 1.5 km (0.9 mi)
Max. width 0.4 km (0.2 mi)
Surface area 0.5 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Average depth 6.7 m (22 ft)
Surface elevation 16 m (52 ft)

Lough Cullaun is a freshwater lake in the Mid-West Region of Ireland. It is located in The Burren of County Clare.

Geography and hydrology

Lough Cullaun measures about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) long and 0.5 km (0.3 mi) wide. It is about 15 km (9 mi) north of Ennis near the village of Corofin. The lake flows out to neighbouring Lough Atedaun.

Natural history

Fish species in Lough Cullaun include brown trout, perch, rudd, pike and the critically endangered European eel. The lake is part of the East Burren Complex Special Area of Conservation. It is also part of the Corofin Wetlands Special Protection Area.

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