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Lough Shindilla
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Location County Galway
Primary outflows Ardderry Lough
Catchment area 9.66 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 2.3 km (1.4 mi)
Max. width 0.5 km (0.3 mi)
Surface area 0.70 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Max. depth 22 m (72 ft)
Surface elevation 38 m (125 ft)

Lough Shindilla is a freshwater lake in the west of Ireland. It is located in the Connemara area of County Galway.


Lough Shindilla measures about 2 km (1.2 mi) long and 1 km (0.6 mi) wide. It lies about 40 km (25 mi) northwest of Galway city on the N59 road near the village of Maam Cross.


Lough Shindilla flows east into Ardderry Lough. The lake, like other area lakes, is oligotrophic.

Natural history

Fish species in Lough Shindilla include brown trout, perch, Arctic char, salmon and the critically endangered European eel. Lough Shindilla is part of the Maumturk Mountains Special Area of Conservation.

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