Lough Key

Lough Key is in County Roscommon Ireland. The name Lough Key is derived from Ce', the druid of Nuadha of the silver arm, king of the Tuatha De Danann who, according to legend, was drowned when the waters of the lake burst forth from the earth.

Landmarks in the Area

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Boyle Abbey was the first successful foundation in Connacht of the Cistercian order which had opened its first Irish house at Mellifont, , in 1142. is situated 4½ km southwest of Lough Key. Photo: Digital Eye, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Battle of Curlew Pass was fought on 15 August 1599, during the campaign of the Earl of Essex in the Nine Years' War, between an English force under Sir Conyers Clifford and a rebel Irish force led by Aodh Ruadh Ó Domhnaill. is situated 4 km west of Lough Key. Photo: Gavigan 01, CC BY 2.5.

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McDermott's Castle is a castle and National Monument located in , . is situated 1½ km southeast of Lough Key. Photo: SE Keenan, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Holy Trinity Abbey is a former medieval Premonstratensian priory and National Monument located in , Ireland.

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