Lough Ree is a lake in the midlands of Ireland, the second of the three major lakes on the River Shannon. Its name is from the Irish language in which it is called Loch Rí or Loch Ríbh, meaning "Lake of the King".
At 41 square miles, Lough Ree is the largest lake on the Shannon after Lough Derg. It serves as a border between the counties of Longford and Westmeath on the eastern side and County Roscommon on the west.
The lake is popular for fishing and boating and supports a small commercial eel fishery. Athlone at the southern end of the lake has a harbour for boats going out on the lake. (Read more)