Neagh, Lough


Neagh, Lough

geographical name \ˈnā\

Definition of NEAGH, LOUGH

lake cen Northern Ireland area 153 square miles (398 square kilometers); largest in British Isles

Neagh, Lough

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Lake, east-central Northern Ireland. It is the largest lake in the British Isles, with an area of 153 sq mi (396 sq km). It is about 15 mi (24 km) wide and 18 mi (29 km) long, though it is only about 40 ft (12 m) deep. Ancient deposits in Toome Bay, on its northwestern shore, have yielded the oldest recorded human artifacts in Ireland. In 1959 flood-control works significantly lowered the lake level.

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