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Lough Meela
Loch Míle
Location County Donegal
Catchment area 9.52 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 1.2 km (1 mi)
Max. width 0.6 km (0.4 mi)
Surface area 0.57 km2 (0.22 sq mi)
Surface elevation 3 m (9.8 ft)
Islands 2

Lough Meela (Irish: Loch Míle) is a freshwater lake in the northwest of Ireland. It is located in The Rosses area of County Donegal.


Lough Meela is located about 5 kilometres (3 mi) northwest of Dungloe and 3 kilometres (2 mi) southeast of Burtonport, on the R259 road. It measures about 1 km (0.6 mi) long north–south and 0.5 km (0.3 mi) wide.

Natural history

Fish species in Lough Meela include sea trout, brown trout and flounder. The lake is part of The Rosses Fishery.

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