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Encyclopedia > River Maigue

The River Maigue rises in the Ballyhoura Mountains of north County Cork, Ireland, and flows through Croom and Adare in County Limerick before entering the estuary of the River Shannon just north of Askeaton. County Cork (Contae Chorcaí in Irish) is the most southwesterly and the largest of the modern counties of Ireland. ... Croom (Irish: Cromadh) is a town in County Limerick, Ireland. ... Categories: Ireland-place stubs | Towns in Limerick ... Limerick (Luimneach in Irish) is an Irish county in the province of Munster, located in the Mid-west of Ireland with County Clare to the north, County Cork to the south and County Kerry to the west. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing numerous ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits and services. ... The River Shannon, Irelands longest river, divides the West of Ireland (mostly the province of Connaught) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster). ... Askeaton (Eas Geitine in Irish) is a town located in County Limerick, Ireland on the N69 road about two miles upstream from the River Shannons Estuary. ...

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River Shannon: Information from Answers.com (776 words)
The River Shannon (Irish: Sionainn, altenatively Sionna), Ireland's longest river, divides the West of Ireland (mostly the province of Connacht) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster).
The river rises at the Shannon Pot in the Cuilcagh Mountains in County Cavan, and flows through/between 11 of Ireland's 32 Counties.
Vikings settled in the region in 10th century and used the river to raid the rich monasteries deep inland.
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