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The Avoca, or historically Ovoca, is a river in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland. It is contained completely within the county. The Avoca starts life as two rivers, the Avonmore (Irish: abhann mór, big river) and the Avonbeg (Irish: abhann beag, small river). These join together at a spot called The Meeting of the Waters (the Vale of Avoca), which is considered a local beauty spot, and was celebrated by Thomas Moore in his song of the same name. Jump to: navigation, search The Murray River in Australia. ... Jump to: navigation, search County Wicklow (Contae Chill Mhantáin in Irish) is a county on the east coast of Ireland, immediately south of Dublin. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Vale of Avoca, or Vale of Ovoca, is a mountain glen of county Wicklow, Ireland, in the south-eastern part of the county, formed by the junction of the small rivers Avonmore and Avonbeg, which, rising in the central highlands of the county, form with... Thomas Moore Thomas Moore (May 28, 1779 - February 25, 1852) was an Irish poet, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Last Rose of Summer. ...

The village of Avoca is situated on the river. Avoca is a small town near Arklow, in County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland. ...

The Avoca flows into the Irish Sea at Arklow where it widens into a large estuary, giving Arklow its Irish language name an t-Inbhear Mór (the big inlet). Relief map of the Irish Sea. ... Arklow (An tInbhear Mór in Irish) is a historic town in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland. ...

The valley of the Avoca has a large copper mine, and further downstream is the NET fertiliser factory (closed since 2002). These are said to have contributed greatly to pollution in the lower reaches of the river.

The railway line from Dublin to Wexford (and Rosslare) also passes along the Vale of Avoca, cutting inland from its mainly coastal route. Rail services in Ireland are provided by Iarnród Éireann in the Republic of Ireland, and by Northern Ireland Railways in Northern Ireland. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin region. ... Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman) is the county town of County Wexford in the Republic of Ireland. ... The name Rosslare may mean: the village of Rosslare Strand in County Wexford, Ireland the village of Rosslare Harbour in County Wexford, Ireland the Rosslare Europort at Rosslare Harbour This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

See also: Rivers of Ireland

Geography of Irish Rivers Main Article: Geography of Ireland The main river in Ireland is the River Shannon, 386 km (240 mi), the longest river in either Britain or Ireland, which separates the boggy midlands of Ireland from the West of Ireland. ...

Rivers of Ireland
Flowing north: Foyle | Bann | Bush | Lagan | Quoile | Clanrye
Flowing to the Irish Sea: Fane | Boyne | Liffey | Avoca | Slaney
Flowing south: The Three Sisters (Barrow, Nore, Suir) | Blackwater | Lee | Bandon
Flowing to the Atlantic: Shannon | Feale | Corrib | Erne

Major tributaries of the Shannon: Deel | Brosna | Inny | Suck | Maigue
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Avoca River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (347 words)
The river rises at the foot of Mt Lonarch in the Central Highlands near the small town of Amphitheatre, and flows north for 270km through Avoca, Charlton and Quambatook.
Although the Avoca River Basin is part of the Murray-Darling Basin, the Avoca does not empty into the Murray.
Although the Avoca has a substantial 6900 square kilometres catchment area (the fifth largest in Victoria), most of that area is on the northern plains where rainfall averages only about 350 mm per year, and where there is little runoff as the terrain is very flat.
Arklow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (562 words)
Arklow is situated at the mouth of the River Avoca, the longest river entirely within County Wicklow.
Arklow is divided by the River Avoca, which is crossed by the Nineteen Arches Bridge, a stone arch bridge linking the south or main part of the town with the north part, called Ferrybank.
The River Avoca is generally held to be one of the most polluted rivers in Ireland as a result of the long history of industry in the area, both from early mining operations, and more recent chemical industries.
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