Lough Eske, Donegal

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Address: Co. Donegal, Ireland

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About Lough Eske, Donegal

Located to the North-East of Donegal Town and is connected to the river Eske. The lake covers an area of 900 acres and is surrounded by lush greenery. The lake is surrounded on the North, East and West by the Bluestack mountains.

With two fine hotels at its shore, Lake Eske is famous for its scenic greenery along with the beautiful forest pathways that encircle it.

The highlights of Lough Eske include:

  • Fishing at the lake for fishes like salmon, sea trout and char. (1st March to end of September).
  • 16th century Friary which lies at the western shore of the lake and the ‘Friar’s Walk’ along its shore.
  • Church constructed in the 18th century on the southern shore which still functions as a parish church.
  • ‘Famine pot’ used during the Great Famine is placed at the shores as a testament to all the Irish locals who lost their lives or forced to emigrate in the 1840’s and 1850’s.

Lough Eske Information

  • Do visit the ‘Famine Pot’.
  • Fishing at Eske is a once in a lifetime. If you are a guest at the nearby Solis Lough Eske Castle or Harvey’s Point, activities are arranged on request.

How To reach Lough Eske by Public Transport

  • Bus: Ballyshannon (Opp Bus Station), Ireland 6:25 AM–6:55 AM
  • Bus Number: 30/64, 6:35 AM from Donegal (Abbey Hotel) every 90 minutes.

Restaurants Near Lough Eske

  • Lough Eske Castle
  • A Solis Hotel & Spa

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