Located just outside Emyvale, Emy Lough is an attractive location for anyone looking for a swim along the N2 between Derry and Dublin. It would provide a welcome break and chance to stretch, splash and play on a family journey.
The lake itself is well maintained with a short wooded walkway leading to a swimming area with a couple of benches and a children’s slide.
There is a dark sandy area here where you wade in and it is soft underfoot. You are gradually into your depth and it seems to be a good place for children to splash around. However, like all lakes you need to be careful and beware of rocks under the dark water. We can’t vouch for the cleanliness and there is a sign at the car park warning of algae.
A decent sized car park, along with a couple of picnic tables and a well kept grassy area makes Emy Lough a good place for a swim, a picnic and a stroll.
Emyvale is about 6/7 kilometres before the border on the N2 between Dublin and Derry. Coming from Dublin , as you enter Emyvale, watch out for a right turn signposted Emy Lough. A couple of kilometres along this road will bring you to a left turn signposted for the lake.