View Parent Location

Lough Rea Galway

Latest Rarities in Galway

* Bird News Pro and Bird News Ultimate subscribers receive full sighting details.

View all sighting reports for Lough Rea

Latest Photo

Loughrea from the car park at the south end.
Josh Jones
Loughrea from the car park at the south end.

Site Location Details

Site location details and google satellite image for Lough Rea

Please click on the map icon below to load Lough Rea in your preferred map

Site Details

A large lake on the south side of Loughrea town that attracts decent numbers of wildfowl in winter, with occasional rarities such as Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck and Smew recorded.

Local Weather

Birding Sites in the Lough Rea Area

Additional Site Details


The car park off the R351 at M624151 offers extensive views over the south side of the lake, while the north side of the lake can be viewed from various points along the N66 Gort Road.

Site Photographs

If you would like to suggest a photo for this site, please email a copy to along with the website address for this page. A member of our team will review your photograph for suitability and will credit the image to you (unless you request otherwise).

Best regards,

The BirdGuides Team.

Most Recent Gallery Photos

View all recent gallery photos

Upload an image to our gallery

British & Irish Records Archive Lough Rea

All Records (Accepted, Rejected, Pending). To filter/search please enter a phrase. E.g. To filter Rejected records, type Rejected into the Search box, all columns can be filtered.

British & Irish Records Archive is only available to our BirdGuides Ultimate or our BirdGuides Pro subscribers.
Please login or subscribe to view this information.

Online Rare Birds Listing
Search the British & Irish Records Archive