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Poll na Bruaich Ruaidhe

Poll na Bruaich RuaidhePoll na Bruaich Ruaidhe - 1970s (Credit : Joe Davie)

Poll na Bruaich Ruaidhe is a swimmable pool in the Dé a short distance downstream from the confluence of the Laoigh with the Dé. 

As a place name Poll na Bruaich Ruaidhe - means pool of the red bank, an apparent reference to the red-gravel ‘beach’ on the left-bank of the river.

Colloquial names for the pool include ‘Canadian’ a reference to the occupation of the ‘peninsula’ between the Dé, and Laoigh by the Canadian Forestry Corps during the war of 1939-1945.