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The Quoile (An Caol in Irish, meaning "the narrow") is a river in County Down, Northern Ireland. County Down, (An Dún in Irish) is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland, covering an area of 2,448 km² (945 square miles). ... Northern Ireland is an administrative region and one of four parts of the United Kingdom. ...

The river begins its life as the Ballynahinch River which flows from west of the town of Ballynahinch to Annacloy where it is known as the Annacloy River. This then becomes the Quoile proper, which flows through the Quoile Pondage before finally emptying into Strangford Lough. Ballynahinch (Irish: An Baile Meanach) is a market town in County Down, Northern Ireland and with Newcastle and Downpatrick one of the three largest towns of Down District. ... View of Portaferry from the Strangford side of the lough Strangford Lough (Loch Cuan in Irish) is a lough in County Down, Northern Ireland, separated from the Irish Sea by the Ards peninsula. ...

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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Rivers of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (425 words)
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.
This is a list of rivers in the whole island of Ireland; that is to say, it includes rivers in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The rivers are listed in clockwise order starting from the Foyle at Derry, and for convenience are divided by jurisdiction and by the sea into which they each drain.
Rivers, Canals, Roads, Down 1837 (607 words)
The navigable river Lagan, which, throughout near half of its course, has a direction nearly parallel to the Bann, turns eastward at Magheralin, four miles north-east of which it becomes the county boundary, and passing by Lisburn, falls into the bay of Belfast, after a course of about thirty miles.
The Ballynahinch or Annacloy river brings down the waters of several small lakes south-east of Hillsborough, and widens into the Quoile river, which is navigable for vessels of 200 tons a mile below Downpatrick, where it forms an extensive arm of Strangford Loch.
The original object was chiefly to afford a water carriage for the coals of Tyrone district to Dublin.
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