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Lough Meelagh
Loch Míolach
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Location County Roscommon
Catchment area 7.04 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 2.3 km (1.4 mi)
Max. width 0.9 km (0.6 mi)
Surface area 1.16 km2 (0.45 sq mi)
Average depth 4 m (13 ft)
Max. depth 14 m (46 ft)
Surface elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Islands Orchard Island

Lough Meelagh (Irish: Loch Míolach) is a freshwater lake in the northwest of Ireland. It is located in north County Roscommon.


Lough Meelagh measures about 2 km (1.2 mi) long and 1 km (0.6 mi) wide. It lies about 10 km (6 mi) west of Drumshanbo, near the village of Keadue. The Kilronan Castle estate occupies the western shore of the lake.

Natural history

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

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