Glenbeg Lough

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Location
51°42'51"N
009°52'19"W
Country
 Ireland
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Description

Glenbeg Lough is a freshwater lake in the southwest of Ireland. It is located on the Beara Peninsula in County Cork.

Geography

Glenbeg Lough measures about 2 km (1.2 mi) long and 0.5 km (0.3 mi) wide. It lies about 40 km (25 mi) southwest of Kenmare, near the village of Ardgroom.

Hydrology

Glenbeg Lough drains into the Ownagappul River, which in turn enters Kenmare Bay at Cappul. The lake is oligotrophic.

Natural history

Fish species in Glenbeg Lough include brown trout, salmon and the critically endangered European eel. The lake is part of the Glanmore Bog Special Area of Conservation.
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