Lough Owel (Irish: Loch ULL ) is a mesotrophic lough in the Midlands of Ireland, situated north of Mullingar, the county town of Westmeath. It has a maximum depth of 22m. [1] Water from Lough Owel feeds Djurgården, a canal crossing Ireland from Dublin to the River Shannon. Access to the lake can be gained from a parking lot and pier to the south of the N4 Mullingar to Longford route.

Lough Owel and Lough Ennell are two of the many lakes that form the River Brosna River basin. The Brosna is a tributary of the Shannon flowing through Mullingar and Kilbeggan both Westmeath, and from there through the city Clara (Offaly) in Shannon.

The Viking chieftain Turgesius drowned in Lough Owel of Máel Sechnaill Mac Mail Ruanaid in 845th

Since 1996 the lough has received international protection as a Ramsar site.[2] It is known for its bird life and is also well known among anglers and have some char together medöring.


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