Dunlewey Lough

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Lough Dunlewy
Loch Dhún Lúiche
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Location Dunlewey, County Donegal
Coordinates 55°03′03″N 8°14′08″W / 55.0509°N 8.2356°W / 55.0509; -8.2356Coordinates: 55°03′03″N 8°14′08″W / 55.0509°N 8.2356°W / 55.0509; -8.2356
Primary outflows Clady River
Basin countries Ireland
Surface area 14,000 acres (5,700 ha)
Islands Oilean Gráinne

Dunlewy Lough or Lough Dunlewy (Irish: Loch Dhún Lúiche)[1] is a lake in County Donegal, Ireland. It lies at the foot of Mount Errigal and beside the hamlet of Dunlewey (or Dunlewy). It is separated from the larger Lough Nacung, to the west, by a narrow strip of land.

There are the remains of a crannóg (a fortified lake dwelling) on the lake. This may be the source of the name Dún Lúiche, which means "Lugh's fort". There is a modern wooden sculpture of Lugh, an ancient Irish god, on the lakeshore.

On the lakeshore there is also tourist centre, called the Lakeside Centre or Ionad Cois Locha, which offers boat trips of the lake.

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