Ireland's Rivers, Lakes etc.

Ireland has thousands of rivers and streams , hundreds of lakes and ponds of every shape and size, several artificial canals and reservoirs, plus an indeterminate number of seasonally disappearing bodies of water called turloughs. While listing all of them would be impossible, some of the best known are set out below.

Lough Derravarragh in County Westmeath (Photo: Aerofilms Ltd)

Detailed information about freshwater fishing (and sea fishing) in Ireland is available at and

Navigable Waterways

Ireland’s navigable waterways are comprehensively detailed with charts by the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI).

Information about canoeing and kayaking in Ireland is available from the Irish Canoe Union.

Sailing in Ireland is covered by the Irish Sailing Association.


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