Easkey, Sligo

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Easky Lough, also known as Easkey Lough or Lough Easky, is a freshwater lake in the northwest of Ireland. It is located in west County Sligo in the Ox Mountains.GeographyEasky Lough is located about 13km south of Easky village and 45km by road from Sligo. It lies at an elevation of 180m and covers an area of 1.19km2.HydrologyEasky Lough is fed by mountain streams entering at the lake's southeastern end. The lake drains north into the Easky River, which flows north to the Atlantic Ocean near Easky village.Natural historyFish species in Easky Lough include brown trout, salmon and the critically endangered European eel. Easky Lough is part of the Ox Mountains Bogs Special Area of Conservation.
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  • We were driving from Sligo to Offaly and took the coast road. We stopped in Easky at the old castlelike structure overlooking the ocean and were treated to a spectacular view amid a parklike area. It ...  more »
  • Beautiful walk along the river and coastal road. Unspoilt, quiet and beautiful. We have been several times and will be back over the summer months.  more »
  • If you are looking for a nice quiet village along the Wild Atlantic Way then this is a must! From the village there is a riverside walk to O'Dowd castle at the shore. Gorgeous coastal walk (& drive) w...  more »

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The town of Sligo boasts a number of lovely accommodations, including hostels and guesthouses, while the landscape surrounding the town is dotted with hotels catering to a range of budgets. If you want to surf away your holiday or explore the setting that inspired Yeats, stay in a bed and breakfast in Sligo town along Old Dublin Road. If you prefer to stay in a more natural setting, explore options in the surrounding countryside. In either case, you will be able to access the alluring coast and the town's historical monuments easily.
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