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Lough

(lŏkh, lŏk). For names of Irish lakes and inlets beginning with "Lough," see second part of element; e.g., for Lough Corrib, see Corrib, LoughCorrib, Lough
, lake, 68 sq mi (176 sq km), Counties Galway and Mayo, W Republic of Ireland. The irregularly shaped lake, which is 27 mi (43 km) long, drains into Galway Bay through the Corrib River. It is connected by a partly subterranean channel with Lough Mask to the north.
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inland body of standing water occupying a hollow in the earth's surface. The study of lakes and other freshwater basins is known as limnology. Lakes are of particular importance since they act as catchment basins for close to 40% of the landscape, supply drinking water,
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lough

1. an Irish word for lake
2. a long narrow bay or arm of the sea in Ireland
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BREXIT has sparked its very first territorial dispute - reigniting an ancient row over the ownership of Lough Foyle.
Whooper swans, a range of geese including greylag, white fronted, pink footed and barnacle, and ducks such as goldeneye, goosander, pochard, wigeon and teal can be seen on the loughs.
Together, Northern Ireland's Upper and Lower Lough Erne comprise one of the largest freshwater bodies in the United Kingdom.
For this reason alone the shallow, Greenlee, Broomlee, Crag and Grindon loughs are special places.
Board records show more than 40,000 trout were caught on Lough Corrib over the past three seasons.
The Lower Lough and its rugged shoreline provide a vast expanse of open water where large waves can build during windy periods - but the Upper Lough provides good shelter with its maze of bays, narrow channels of slow flowing water, islands and peninsulas.
Various plans to turn Greenlee Lough into a fish farm then a chalet complex with power boats on the lough led to Northumberland National Park buying the site 14 years ago.
Roche said: "Two fishermen were granted authorisation to fish fyke nets, on an experimental basis, on Loughs Conn and Cullin.
IN 3 SAFE HANDS Coast Guard volunteers help casualties ashore after rescue from Lough Derg last night
The hotel itself is just next door and most rooms boast views over Castle Hume Lough and glimpses of the golf course which wends its way around a peninsula sandwiched between it and Lower Lough Erne.
A sailing school has also been established by the Loughs Agency at Prehen on the banks of the Foyle.
The River Mourne, a sub-stream of Lough Mourne, is now heading towards the lake instead of away from it.