Loch an Iúir

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Loch an Iúir
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
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Population (2011)
 • Urban 337
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference B810169
The main road in Loch an Iúir
Loch an Iúir or "Lake of the Yew Tree", with Oilean Iúir clearly visible

Loch an Iúir (Irish: lake of the yew) Irish pronunciation: [lˠɔx.ə ˈɲuːɾʲ], anglicised as Loughanure,[1][2] 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.

Notable people[edit]

  • 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. Niall 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 also[edit]


  1. ^ Loch an Iuir, Irish Placenames Database. Retrieved: 2010-08-17.
  2. ^ Ionstraimí Reachtúla Uimhir 872 de 2004, An Coimisinéir Teanga (commissioner.ie). Retrieved: 2010-08-17.

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