Place:Easkey, County Sligo, Republic of Ireland

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NameEaskey
Alt namesIascaighsource: Wikipedia
Easkysource: Wikipedia
TypeTown or Village
Coordinates54.233°N 8.967°W
Located inCounty Sligo, Republic of Ireland
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Easky or Easkey is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. It is on the Atlantic coast, 26 miles from Sligo and 15 miles from Ballina, County Mayo. The village name derives from the Irish language term for fish ('iasc') and 'Iascaigh' literally means "abounding in fish," due to the Easky River that lies adjacent to the village itself. Easky, as a parish, was originally called "Imleach Iseal." The area is a popular tourist destination due to attractive scenery and water sport options. There are several walking routes around the river estuary and coastline (with views of the Slieve League and Benbulbin mountains) and through the local woods in the townland of Fortland. Geologists have become increasingly interested in the rugged coastline around Easky, as it holds fossil structures that date back for millions of years.

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