Lough Lene

by | 5 Jul 2019 | Westmeath

May 2011

Lough Lene is a very attractive and well maintained place to have a swim.

Across the road from a good sized car park you pass through a gateway into a well kept area of the lake with a distinct swimming section. There is a nice grassy area to picnic along with some benches, toilets and a small indoor changing room.

The swimming area has a board walk out onto the lake with ladders which brings you into your depth. Somewhat unusually for a lake, the water here is quite clear and the bottom sandy .

This is a lovely place to swim and its well maintained appearance is a credit to Westmeath County Council.


From Dublin you take the M4 toward Mullingar . You leave this at exit 11 and get onto the R394 toward Castlepollard. After the village of Crookedwood you take a right turn for Collinstown. In Collinstown you follow the signposts for the lake which is 3 kilometres outside the town.

Ordnance Survey Map No. 41

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