Easkey, from the Irish meaning “abounding in fish”, is a coastal village in County Sligo.
The area is a tourist destination due to its scenery and water sports. Easkey is a designated area on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way tourist route.
Landmarks in the area include O’Dowd Castle, which was built in 1207 and became home to the O’Dowd chieftains.
Easkey Bridge bridge, built in 1847, provides access to the main village from the Sligo side of the area. Hangings are known to have taken place at the bridge in the 19th century.
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