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Lough Boderg

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Lough Boderg
Lough Boderg
Lough Boderg
Coordinates53°52′17″N 7°58′42″W / 53.871264°N 7.978204°W / 53.871264; -7.978204Coordinates: 53°52′17″N 7°58′42″W / 53.871264°N 7.978204°W / 53.871264; -7.978204
Native nameLoch Bó Dearg  (Irish)
Primary inflowsRiver Shannon
Primary outflowsRiver Shannon
Basin countriesIreland
Surface area5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Surface elevation36 m (118 ft)
IslandsInishmoylin, Dockery's Island, Coarse Island, Illanamoe

Lough Boderg is a lake on the River Shannon on the County Roscommon–County Leitrim border.[1][failed verification]

History and legend

The lake's name is Irish for "Lake of the red cow." Lough Boderg is separated from Lough Bofin ("Lake of the white cow") by the Derrycarne Narrows.[2]

Túathal Techtmar used Lough Boderg as one of the traditional boundaries of the ancient Kingdom of Meath: "From Loch-Bo-Deirg to Birra [Birr], From Sena [Shannon] eastward to the sea."


Lough Boderg is a noted fishery for bream, rudd, roach, northern pike, eel and perch.[3]

The North Shannon Yacht Club is based on Lough Boderg.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "p.506-7. The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archæological Association of Ireland: Originally Founded As the Rilkenny Archæological Society, in the Year 1849". Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Lough Bofin and Lough Boderg".
  3. ^ "Infowing - catch the best fishing in Ireland :: Waterway".
  4. ^ "North Shannon Yacht Club Revived on Lough Boderg".

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