101 Lake/ River/ Ponds in Ireland that you should visit - With photos & details

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101 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Ireland

A country in the north-western Europe. Ireland, or Republic of Ireland shares its only border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. It is surrounded by the ocean in all it's other sides. About 40% of the countries 5 million population lives in the greater city area of Dublin.

Annaghmore LoughAnnaghmore Lough, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Annaghmore Lough is a freshwater lake in the west of Ireland. It is located in County Roscommon in the catchment of the upper River Shannon. Annaghmore Lough has an elevation of 64 metres. Annaghmore Lough is southwest of Owenur River. Annaghmore Lough is located about 5 km northwest of Strokestown. It lies at the centre of a group of small glacial lakes.

Ballygawley LoughBallygawley Lough, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Ballygawley Lough is next to Ballydawley Lough and is located in Sligo, Connaught, Ireland. Ballygawley Lough has a length of 2.43 kilometres. It is close to Union Wood a popular area with many walks and nature trails.

Ballysadare RiverBallysadare River, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Ballysadare River is a stream in County Sligo and has an elevation of 55 metres. Ballysadare River is situated nearby to Toberloonagh, close to Ballydrehid Bridge. The Ballisodare River derives from three other Sligo rivers: the Unshin River, the Owenmore River and the Owenbeg River. It flows through Ballysadare, passing under the N4 and N59 roads.

Ballyscanlan LoughBallyscanlan Lough, Carrickavrantry, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Ballyscanlan Lough is a lake in Ireland and has an elevation of 120 metres. Ballyscanlan Lough is situated west of Carrickavrantry, close to Carrigavantry Lake. An iconic location for a picnic and there are also so many options for adventures too.

Beaghy Lough LakeBeaghy Lough Lake, Beaghy, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Beaghy Lough is a lake and is located in An Cabhán, Ulster, Ireland. It is situated in Drumhirk, west of Carfad LoughThe estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 108 metres. This could be one of the best fishing or outdoors adventure locations in the regions of Americas/Western Europe.

Belle LakeBelle Lake, Ballyloughmore, Co. Waterford, Ireland

A beautiful  shallow lake located six miles north of Hutchinson in central Minnesota. The lake is 826 acres in size with a maximum depth of 25 feet . The southern two-fifths of the lake is in Acoma Township, McLeod County, and the northern three-fifths is in Meeker County.

Brackley LakeBrackley Lake, Co. Cavan, Ireland

A beautiful lake located in the heart of Cavan.  It is a massive water – 400 acres – that is relatively under-fished yet cherished by those who have enjoyed its lively sport. It is an ideal choice for anglers.

Brantry LoughBrantry Lough, Dungannon BT70, UK

Brantry Lough is situated north of Creevelough, west of Oona Water. It is a great spot for outdoor recreation. The waters provide high class brown trout fishing with takeable trout stocked throughout the season.  It is one of the iconic location for a picnic and also you can spend some good time here.

Brittas LakeBrittas, River View, Co. Laois, Ireland

Brittas Lake, is located in a Coillte forest setting in the grounds of the Old Dunne Estate at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. This beautiful 5 acre lake is now fully restored and access to the lake is gained from the Brittas Road via the Coillte forest road.

Castle Island, Lough KeyCastle Island, Lough Key, Rockingham Demesne, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Lost in the middle of the lake of Lough Key is a small island and its castle: Castle Island. Beautiful, it once belonged to the most influential family in the Roscommon area and is one of the jewels of the lake. The only condition to admire it: take the boat. The island is sometimes referred to as Mac Dermots Island to this day. We first hear of a castle Island when the Annals of Loch Cé report that it was burned down in 1187 by lightning.

Castlefore LoughCastlefore Lough, Co. Leitrim, Ireland

Castlefore Lough is a mesotrophic freshwater in northwest Ireland. Known for good coarse fishing, Castlefore Lough has limited bank fishing. Castlefore Lough has limited bank fishing. The ecology of Castlefore Lough, and other Leitrim waterways, is threatened by curly waterweed, zebra mussel, and freshwater clam invasive species.

Cloonacleigha LoughCloonacleigha Lough, Co. Sligo, Ireland

A freshwater lake in the northwest of Ireland. It is located in south County Sligo and forms part of the course of the Owenmore River. It measures about 1 km long and 1 kmwide. It lies about 30 kilometres south of Sligo and 7 km west of Ballymote. A good picnic destination in a silent area and there are also so many leisure activities too.

Colgagh LoughColgagh Lough, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Colgagh Lough is a lake in County Sligo and has an elevation of 24 metres. Colgagh Lough is situated nearby to Clogher More, northeast of Percy Mount. Some parts of the shoreline at Clogagh Lough are very soft so anglers should take care especially around the southern shoreline.

Coumduala LoughCoumduala Lough, Curraheen, Co. Waterford, Ireland

A beautiful lake in Ireland and has an elevation of 472 metres. Coumduala Lough is situated east of Gleananore, close to Comeragh Mountains. It is one of the iconic attraction and there are so many things to explore here.

Coumshingaun LoughCoumshingaun Lough, Commons, Co. Waterford, Ireland

This is an Irish lake, Set in a mountain circus, in the Comeragh Mountains, it is one of the most beautiful lakes in all of Ireland. Surrounded by rock and mountains, its deep, mysterious, oval-shaped waters are a real reward for hikers who come to discover it. The view is spectacular, and well worth a walk to discover it.

Derragh LoughDerragh Lough, Co. Longford, Ireland

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.

Derryclare LoughDerryclare Lough, Co. Galway, Ireland

Derryclare Lough is a lake in Connemara, Ireland.  This lake is recognizable by its islet located in the middle, and covered with trees.  The lake is a popular scenic location, and extensively photographed, and offers views directly into the Glencoaghan Valley of the Twelve Bens and the peaks of the Glencoaghan Horseshoe.

Doo LoughDoo Lough, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Doo Lough is a freshwater lake in the west of Ireland. It is located in southwest County Mayo on the Murrisk peninsula. The lake runs in a narrow northwest to southeast direction, and is overlooked by the long ridge of Ben Lugmore 803-metre, on its southwest shores.  The northern end of Doo Lough is the site of a stone Celtic cross which was erected as a memorial to the 1849 Doolough Tragedy.

Dromore RiverDromore River, Ireland

Dromore River is a stream in County Cavan and has an elevation of 78 metres. Dromore River is situated nearby to Tullyvin, close to Tullyvin House. A good picnic destination and also you can spend some goodtime here.

Easky LoughEasky Lough, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Easky Lough is a freshwater lake in the northwest of Ireland. It is located in west County Sligo in the Ox Mountains. It is fed by mountain streams entering at the lake's southeastern end. Easky Lough is part of the Ox Mountains Bogs Special Area of Conservation.