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Middle English from Old English luh ultimately from Old Irish loch
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Irish loch.
Garrison, a fishing station on the wild Lough Melvin, and Pettigo, near to the lower Lough Erne, are market villages.
The Newry Canal, communicating with Carlingford Lough at Warrenpoint, 6 m.
Phelim resigned the northern command in his favour, and escorted him from Lough Swilly to Charlemont.
The chief place of interest to the antiquary is Devenish Island in Lough Erne, about 2 m.
The so-called Island Magee is a peninsula separating Larne Lough from the Irish Channel.
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