Lough Ree (Loch Rí in Irish) is a lake in the midlands of Ireland, the second of the three major lakes on the River Shannon. Loch Rí means king lake in reference to the fact that it is the largest lake on the Shannon. The other two lakes are Lough Allen to the north, and Lough Derg to the south. The lake serves as a border between counties and is popular for fishing and boating. The lake supports a small comercial eel fishery and is locally famous for its eels on wheels truck. The town of Athlone is situated just below the lake on the river, and has a harbour for boats going out on the lake. A lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ... The River Shannon, Irelands longest river, divides the West of Ireland (mostly the province of Connaught) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster). ... Lough Allen (Loch Aillionn in Irish) is a lake situated on the River Shannon between the West and Northwest of the Republic of Ireland, near Irelands border region. ... Lough Derg (Loch Deirgeirt in Irish) is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland and the second largest in Ireland overall. ... Athlone, Ireland, (Irish: Baile Átha Luain, meaning the town of the ford of Luan) lies on the River Shannon near the southern extremity of Lough Ree, some 130 km (80 miles) west of Dublin. ...
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