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Lough Bofin (River Shannon)

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Lough Bofin
Harbour in Dromod, opening onto Lough Bofin
Lough Bofin
Lough Bofin
Coordinates53°50′55″N 7°56′29″W / 53.848566°N 7.941400°W / 53.848566; -7.941400Coordinates: 53°50′55″N 7°56′29″W / 53.848566°N 7.941400°W / 53.848566; -7.941400
Native nameLoch Bó Finne  (Irish)
Primary inflowsLough Boderg (River Shannon), Lough Scannal, Feorish River
Primary outflowsRiver Shannon
Basin countriesIreland
Surface area2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Surface elevation42 m (138 ft)
IslandsPigeon Island, Inchmurrin (Rabbit Island), Sallow Island, Otter Island
SettlementsRoosky, Dromod

Lough Bofin (Irish: Loch Bó Finne) is a lake on the River Shannon on the County Roscommon–County Leitrim border.

History and legend

The lake's name is Irish for "Lake of the white cow." Lough Bofin is separated from Lough Boderg ("Lake of the red cow") by the Derrycarne Narrows.[1]


Lough Bofin is a noted fishery for bream, rudd, roach, northern pike, eel and perch.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Lough Bofin and Lough Boderg".
  2. ^ "Infowing - catch the best fishing in Ireland :: Waterway".

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Lough Bofin (River Shannon)
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