The Islands of Lough Ree

Longford County Council

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​​The beautiful Island-studded Lough Ree is the second largest lake on the River Shannon after Lough Derg. Stretching alamost 30km from Lanesborough in county Longford to Athlone in County Westmeath it provides a wealth of opportunity for water sporting activities.

In addition to boating and angling, canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing are all carried out on its waters. Of special interest are the Islands of Lough Ree, most especially Saints Island and Inchcleraun, both tranquil and spiritual places to while away some time in quiet contemplation of Irelands history as the Island of Saints and Scholars.