Place:Easkey, County Sligo, Republic of Ireland


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 its scenery and water sport options.

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