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Maugherow Peninsula
Machaire Eabha
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Maugherow Peninsula (Red) within County Sligo
Location Ireland
Adjacent bodies of water
Area 57.2 km2 (22.1 sq mi)
County Sligo
Population 3,105 (2016)
Pop. density 54.3 /km2 (140.6 /sq mi)

The Maugherow Peninsula (Irish: Machaire Eabha) is the largest and westernmost peninsula of County Sligo, Ireland. It is also less commonly referred to as the Raghly Peninsula, after Raghly Point (Irish: Gob Reachla), which is itself a headland of the peninsula. The peninsula acts as the northern boundary of Sligo Bay.

The peninsula's rugged coastline and exposed location has made it far less popular as a tourist destination than some of Sligo's other peninsulas, such as Mullaghmore, Rosses Point and Coolera. The area is largely flat and agricultural in nature, characterised by ribbon development. Carney is the sole nucleated village on the peninsula proper, while the larger town of Grange is located on the margins of the peninsula.

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