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Lough Gowna - Things to Know Before Visiting

Lough Gowna, Aghanoran, Co. Longford, Ireland

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About Lough Gowna

This is a freshwater lake which is the uppermost lake on the River Erne. It is located on the border between County Longford and County Cavan, with the largest part of the lake being in County Longford. This is a moraine-dammed lake formed at the end of the last glaciation, and owes its complex indented shape to the underlying drumlin landscape. This results in a large number of bays and inlets on the lake, often connected by narrow channels.


Attractions Near Lough Gowna

Granard Motte and Bailey
Granard Motte and Bailey9.35km from Lough Gowna

This is the remains of a motte-and-bailey castle and National Monument in Granard, County Longford, Ireland. It was built on a hill overlooking the town in 1199 by Anglo-Norman Knight Richard Tuite. The Motte is a great flat-topped, circular earthen mound, on top of which would have been a timber tower surrounded by a palisade. Across the base was a U-shaped bailey: an enclosure surrounded by a palisade ditch.

Carn Clonhugh
Carn Clonhugh10.86km from Lough Gowna

This is a hill in County Longford, Republic of Ireland. It lies north of Longford, between Drumlish and Ballinalee, in the parish of Killoe. At 278 metres above sea level, it is the highest hill in the county and has a television mast on the top which rises 123 metres above the peak of the hill. The hill has extensive views of the landscape below. The forested land obstructs most of the view from Cairn A, but Cairn B has an extensive panorama from WSW to SSE.

Lough Kinale
Lough Kinale13.11km from Lough Gowna

Lough Kinale is a freshwater lake in the north midlands of Ireland. It is located on the borders of Counties Longford, Westmeath and Cavan. 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 Derragh Lough is also connected by a river to Lough Kinale.

Derragh Lough
Derragh Lough14.51km from Lough Gowna

This is a freshwater lake in the north midlands of Ireland. It is located on the borders of Counties Longford, Westmeath and Cavan. 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 Derragh Lough is also connected by a river to Lough Kinale.

Carriglass Manor
Carriglass Manor16.56km from Lough Gowna

Carriglass Manor is one the last remaining walled estates in Ireland and covers 600 acres of pasture, meadow and wood. Species include oaks, beeches, ash and sycamore trees.

Lough Sheelin
Lough Sheelin16.63km from Lough Gowna

This is a beautiful limestone freshwater lough in central Ireland. The lake is a part of the River Inny course, and ultimately of the Shannon system. The lake lies on the early course of the River Inny, a major tributary of the Shannon,: p.4  a little upstream of Lough Kinale. The lake is 7 km long, and has a surface area of between 1,855 and 1,900 hectares.

Where is Lough Gowna

Discover More Attractions in Longford, Where Lough Gowna Is Located

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County Longford is a county in Ireland. Most of Longford lies in the basin of the River Shannon with Lough Ree forming much of the county's western boundary. One of the iconic locations where you have a lot of things to see and do.

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