Lough Lene

Loch Léinn

Lough Lene

Lough Lene is located near the village of Collinstown.

The lake and the lush vegetation that surrounds it, provides a perfect habitat for all kinds of birds and wildlife, including mute swans, herons and moorhens. This is a "must see" for all nature lovers and for anyone who craves peace and quiet.

Lough Lene is home to many species of fish including trout, minnow, pike and perch. Day fishing permits are available during the summer and boats can be hired locally.

Information For Visitors

Opening Times, Fees & Admission Policies

Lough Lene is open all year round and admission is free.  

Visitor Recommendations

Find out what other visitors had to say about Lough Lene.

The water is crystal clear with a sandy shore for swimming. Large diving board, toilets and dressing rooms cater for all ages. Fishing is permitted in season and boats can be rented locally.
We love visiting Lough Lene for a swim on a warm day or for watching the world go by and a walk when it's not so warm. There is a lovely safe swimming area here.
Much bigger lake than I had expected and there are good facilities there - big tarmacadam car park, toilets, changing rooms and benches around the lake. Lovely scenery too. Worth a trip.
Whether it's for a sit and think on life, listening to the waves lapping on the shore or a swim on a sunny day this beautiful lake nestled in the lush green countryside just a mile outside the lovely village of Collinstown is definitely worth a visit!

Lough Lene is 77 minutes from Dublin, 24 minutes from Mullingar and 10 minutes from Castlepollard.

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