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Belfast Lough is a large, natural intertidal sea lough at the mouth of the River Lagan on the east coast of Northern Ireland.
The inner part of the lough comprises a series of mudflats and lagoons. The outer lough is restricted to mainly rocky shores
with some small sandy bays. Belfast Lough is the gateway for Belfast to the Irish Sea.

On the left you can see the chimney of the Kilroot power station on the north shore of Belfast Lough at Kilroot near Carrickfergus.
It is the only coal-fired (but also oil and biomas) power station operating in Northern Ireland, and produces one third of the country's electricity.
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