Loughrea Lake is an inland bathing area, it is a large limestone lake, covering an area of c.260 hectares. The Lake is a popular venue with locals and visitors alike and has parking facilities, changing rooms, showers and picnic areas.

The lake is a very important site for waterbirds. In winter, large numbers come in from continental Europe and leave in spring. In summer, a large number of waterbirds nest around the lake. Loughrea is of International importance for waterfowl and is a designated Natural Heritage Area (NHA). From Galway city take the N6 east for about 30 miles to the town of Loughrea. Follow the signs in the town.

The lake is lifeguard patrolled during the bathing season. Lifeguard times can be viewed by clicking on the tab above or by checking out the information notice board at the lake.

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