Lough Kinale

Lough Kinale
Loch Cinnéile
Lough Kinale location in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Location County Longford, County Westmeath, County Cavan
Coordinates 53°46′31″N 7°25′0″W / 53.77528°N 7.41667°W / 53.77528; -7.41667Coordinates: 53°46′31″N 7°25′0″W / 53.77528°N 7.41667°W / 53.77528; -7.41667
Primary inflows River Inny
Primary outflows River Inny
Catchment area 263.37 km2 (101.7 sq mi)
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 2.4 km (1.5 mi)
Max. width 1.1 km (1 mi)
Surface area 1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Surface elevation 62 m (203 ft)
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Lough Kinale (Irish: Loch Cinnéile)[1] is a freshwater lake in the north midlands of Ireland. It is located on the borders of Counties Longford, Westmeath and Cavan.


Lough Kinale measures about 2 km (1.2 mi) long and 1 km (0.6 mi) wide. The majority of the lake is in County Longford. The lake lies about 10 km (6 mi) east of Granard.[2]


Lough Kinale forms part of the River Inny. The lake's inflow is from Lough Sheelin and the outflow is to Lough Derravaragh. The neighbouring (but much smaller) Derragh Lough is also connected by a river to Lough Kinale.[2][4]

Natural history

Lough Kinale is a noted coarse fishing destination with fish species including pike.[5]

Lough Kinale is part of the Lough Kinale and Derragh Lough Special Protected Area (SPA). Bird life in the SPA includes pochard and tufted duck.[4]

See also


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