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Loch an Iúir

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Loch an Iúir (Irish pronunciation: [ˈlˠɔx əɲ ˈuːɾʲ]; Irish for "lake of the yew"), anglicised as Loughanure,[2][3] is a village in the north-west of County Donegal, Ireland. It is halfway between Gweedore and Dungloe, on the N56 road, in the Gaeltacht area of the Rosses.

Loch an Iúir
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Loch an Iúir is located in Ireland
Loch an Iúir
Loch an Iúir
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°00′04″N 8°16′12″W / 55.001°N 8.27°W / 55.001; -8.27Coordinates: 55°00′04″N 8°16′12″W / 55.001°N 8.27°W / 55.001; -8.27
CountyCounty Donegal
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceB810169
Loch an Iúir or "Lake of the Yew Tree", with Oilean Iúir clearly visible

Notable peopleEdit

  • Niall Ó Dónaill, (1908 - 1995) Irish-language lexicographer. His Dictionary 'Fhoclóir Gaeilge/Béarla' (1977) is consulted by language students worldwide as the bible of the native tongue. Other books by the same writer: 'Bruighean Feille' and 'Na Glúnta Rosannacha' (1952) a history of the Rosses from the Dark Ages. Ó Dónaill was born in 'Barr na hAilte' Loch an Iúir in 1908 and died in 1995. He is revered with pride in his native Donegal.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Loch An Iúir". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  2. ^ Loch an Iuir, Irish Placenames Database. Retrieved: 2010-08-17.
  3. ^ Ionstraimí Reachtúla Uimhir 872 de 2004, An Coimisinéir Teanga ( Retrieved: 2010-08-17.

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