What is the largest lake in Ireland

Lakes and rivers in Ireland

Water plays an important role in daily life in Ireland. The rivers of Ireland were the main links and routes of transport on the island of Ireland. Whether friend or foe - everyone used the flowing waters for their own purposes. Today the rivers play a role almost only for tourists as fairways on boat tours.

Lakes in Ireland

The total area of ​​water in Ireland is around 1,390 km². Lough Neagh is the largest lake in Ireland at 396 km², and indeed the largest of the British Isles. Other lakes among many are Lough Corrib and Lough Derg.

... and rivers

The Shannon River is the longest river on the Irish island at 370 kilometers. The Shannon is navigable over a length of approx. 250 km. Other rivers in Ireland are the Liffey near Dublin, Boyne and Blackwater, plus the Lee, Suir, Nore and Barrow rivers. Ireland also has man-made canal waterways. Seen from Dublin, that would be the connection to Mullingar (Royal Canal) and Athy (Grand Canal).

Rivers in Ireland and Northern Ireland

  • Aille River
  • Boyne River
  • Corrib River
  • Dargle River
  • Erne River
  • Garavogue River
  • Lee River
  • Liffey River
  • Moy River
  • Munster Blackwater River
  • River Bandon
  • River Barrow
  • River Clare
  • River Eske
  • River Feale
  • River Finn
  • River Foyle
  • River Inagh
  • River Inny
  • River Nore
  • River Swilly
  • Shannon River
  • Slaney River
  • Suck River
  • Suir River

Lakes in Ireland and Northern Ireland

  • Belfast Lough
  • Carlingford Lough
  • Carrowmore Lake
  • Castlemaine Harbor - Lough na dTrí gCaol
  • Roaringwater Bay- Lough Trasna
  • Inner Dundrum Bay - Lough Rudhraighe
  • Galway Bay - Lough Lurgain
  • Wexford Harbor - Lough Garman
  • Lough at Aibhnín
  • Lady's Island Lake
  • Larne Lough
  • Loch Muiridhe
  • Lough Allen
  • Lough Arrow
  • Lough Beg
  • Lough Carra
  • Lough Conn
  • Lough Corrib
  • Lough Dan
  • Lough Derg - Shannon
  • Lough Derg in Donegal
  • Lough Derravaragh
  • Lough Ennell
  • Lough Eske
  • Lough Finn
  • Lough Foyle
  • Lough Gur
  • Lough Hyne
  • Lough Key
  • Lough Leane
  • Lough Leane
  • Lough Lene
  • Lough Mahon
  • Lough Mask
  • Lough Neagh
  • Lough Oughter
  • Lough Owel
  • Lough Ramor
  • Lough Ree
  • Lough Ross
  • Lough Rynn
  • Lough Sheelin
  • Lough Sillan
  • Lough Swilly
  • Lower Lough Erne
  • Lough Gowna
  • Lough Luimnigh
  • Strangford Lough
  • Tacumshin Lake
  • Turlough
  • Upper Lough Erne
  • Lough Graney

Cruising by houseboat

Boat trips on the Irish rivers are becoming increasingly popular. Many visitors, mainly from mainland Europe and America, come to the country to discover it from the water with rented boats. The small boat harbors, called marinas, are very numerous along the navigable waterways in Ireland.

Fishing in Ireland

With Ireland's abundance of, and most importantly, clean waters, it is logical that Ireland should have excellent fishing grounds. The myriad of lakes and ponds, rivers and streams of Ireland are home to an abundance of fish species. There are salmon, brown trout and sea trout in Irish rivers and lakes, plus tench, bream, roach and a few more. Whether fly fishing, bait fishing or with a float; There is something for every fishing preference. Special fishing courses are also offered in Ireland for those who love fishing. They also show a scout where the best fishing grounds are.

Variable boat sizes

The boats are available for rent in different sizes, so that every group of up to 10 people can find the right boat. In summer, during the holiday season, there is a lot of activity on the water from time to time.

Especially in the evening, when darkness slowly falls and the berths in the marinas are scarce, the boats can become hectic. Otherwise, boat life is very relaxed.

Map - largest rivers on the Irish island

Irish provinces

The Irish island is divided into four historically grown provinces.


Counties of the island

There are more than 30 counties to discover on the island of Ireland.


Big and small cities

From the largest city of Dublin to the small coastal town on the west coast.


Capital city Dublin

The eternally young Irish capital Dublin on the east coast of the Irish island.


Belfast - Northern Ireland

Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, can look back on an eventful history.


Tourist Attractions

Whether nature or culture, there is an incredible amount to discover on the green island.

Tourist Attractions