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Geography of Irish Rivers

see also: Geography of Ireland Ireland is sometimes known as the Emerald Isle because of its green scenery. ...


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. The river develops into three lakes along its course, Lough Allen, Lough Ree and Lough Derg. Of these, Lough Derg is the biggest. The River Shannon enters the Atlantic Ocean after Limerick city at the Shannon Estuary. Other major rivers include the River Liffey, River Lee, River Blackwater, River Nore, River Suir, River Barrow and River Boyne. The River Shannon (Irish: Sionainn), Irelands longest river, divides the West of Ireland (mostly the province of Connaught) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster). ... Lough Allen (Loch Aillionn in Irish) is a lake situated on the River Shannon between the West and Northwest of the Republic of Ireland, near Irelands border region. ... Lough Ree (Loch Rí in Irish) is a lake in the midlands of Ireland, the second of the three major lakes on the River Shannon. ... Looking out towards County Clare from County Tipperary across the southern part of Lough Derg. ... Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) is a city and the county seat of County Limerick in the province of Munster, in the midwest of the Republic of Ireland. ... Boardwalks of River Liffey and OConnell Bridge, in Dublin City. ... The River Lee is a river in the Republic of Ireland, flowing through County Cork and Cork city, before draining into Cork Harbour on Irelands south coast. ... In geography, a blackwater river has water-colour ranging from clear tea to coffee. ... The River Nore is one of the Three Sisters rivers in the Republic of Ireland. ... The River Suir (IPA: ) is a river in Ireland that flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Waterford after a distance of 183 kilometres. ... The River Barrow is a river in Ireland, it is one of The Three Sisters, the other two sisters are the River Suir and the River Nore. ... The River Boyne is a river in Leinster, Ireland, the course of which is about 112 kilometres (70 miles) long. ...


History of Irish Rivers

see also: History of Ireland The History of Ireland is the story of a large island in the north-west of Europe and is heavily influenced by the concurrent History of Britain, its larger neighbour to the east. ...


Irish waterwaays have been used for transport since the earilest times. The Vikings used the rivers for raiding deep inland. The Viking sea-king, Thormodr Helgason, used his base on the west coast to raid the length of the River Shannon from Lough Derg to Lough Ree, pillaging ecclesiastical settlements. In 937 the Limerick Vikings clashed with those of Dublin on Lough Ree and were defeated. In 943 they were defeated again when the chief of the local Dalcassian clan joined with Ceallachan, king of Munster and the Limerick Vikings were forced to pay tribute to the clans. The power of the Vikings never recovered, and they reduced to the level of a minor clan, however often playing pivotal parts in the endless power struggles of the next few centuries. The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ... The name Viking is a loanword from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, the British Isles, and other parts of Europe from the late 8th century to the 11th century. ... The River Shannon (Irish: Sionainn), Irelands longest river, divides the West of Ireland (mostly the province of Connaught) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster). ... Looking out towards County Clare from County Tipperary across the southern part of Lough Derg. ... Lough Ree (Loch Rí in Irish) is a lake in the midlands of Ireland, the second of the three major lakes on the River Shannon. ... Events Athelstan wins the Battle of Brunanburh September 21 - Magdeburg is now the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, after a Diet held by Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor Births Duke William IV of Aquitaine (d. ... Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) is a city and the county seat of County Limerick in the province of Munster, in the midwest of the Republic of Ireland. ... 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. ... Lough Ree (Loch Rí in Irish) is a lake in the midlands of Ireland, the second of the three major lakes on the River Shannon. ... Events King Constantin II of Scotland retires and becomes a monk, succeeded by his cousin Malcolm I of Scotland Births Deaths Harald I of Norway Categories: 943 ... Munster (Irish: An Mhumhain, IPA: ) is the southernmost province of Ireland, comprising the counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. ...


Canals

see main article: Canals of Ireland This article covers the island of Ireland, that is, both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Grand Canal Royal Canal Ballymore/Ballyconnell Canal See Also Rivers of Ireland Categories: Ireland-related stubs | Ireland ...


Canals were built in the 19th Century connecting the River Shannon to Dublin. They were important for the transport of goods before the Railways took over. Major canals include the Grand and the Royal canals. The Canal du Midi in Toulouse, France. ... The River Shannon (Irish: Sionainn), Irelands longest river, divides the West of Ireland (mostly the province of Connaught) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster). ... 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. ... The Grand Canal begins on the Southside of Dublin, Ireland. ... Picture of the Royal Canal near Mullingar taken in October 2004 The Royal Canal is a canal originally built for freight transportation from the River Liffey at Dublin to the River Shannon in the Republic of Ireland. ...


List of Rivers

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. Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto) (French for God and my right)2 Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages None3 Main languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain MP Area  - Total Ranked...


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. Derry or Londonderry (in Irish, Doire or Doire Cholm Chille), often called the Maiden City, is a city in Northern Ireland. ...


In Northern Ireland

The River Foyle at Night. ... The River Finn is a river in the north of the Republic of Ireland, that flows through county Donegal. ... The River Bann is the largest river in Northern Ireland. ... The River Lagan is a major river in Northern Ireland which runs 40 miles (60 km) from the Slieve Croob mountain in County Down to Belfast where it enters Belfast Lough, an inlet of the Irish Sea. ... The River Farset is a river in Northern Ireland, a tributary of the River Lagan. ... The Quoile (An Caol in Irish, meaning the narrow) is a river in County Down, Northern Ireland. ...

In the Republic of Ireland, flowing into the Irish Sea

Relief map of the Irish Sea. ... The River Boyne is a river in Leinster, Ireland, the course of which is about 112 kilometres (70 miles) long. ... Boardwalks of River Liffey and OConnell Bridge, in Dublin City. ... The River Dodder (An Dothra in Irish)) rises on the northern slopes of Kippure in the Dublin Mountains. ... The Dargle river rises in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland and flows over the highest waterfall in the British Isles, Powerscourt Waterfall, before flowing East for 12 miles to reach the sea at Bray Harbour. ... The Avoca, or historically Ovoca, is a river in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland. ... The Slaney is a river in the southeast of Ireland. ...

In the Republic of Ireland, flowing into the Celtic Sea

Coccoliths in the Celtic Sea. ... The River Barrow is a river in Ireland, it is one of The Three Sisters, the other two sisters are the River Suir and the River Nore. ... The River Nore is one of the Three Sisters rivers in the Republic of Ireland. ... The Blackwater or Munster Blackwater is a river which flows through counties Kerry, Cork, and Waterford in the Republic of Ireland. ... The River Lee is a river in the Republic of Ireland, flowing through County Cork and Cork city, before draining into Cork Harbour on Irelands south coast. ... The River Bandon is a river in County Cork in the Republic of Ireland. ...

In the Republic of Ireland, flowing into the Atlantic Ocean

The River Corrib (Irish -Gaillimh / Abhainn na Gaillimhe) in the west of Ireland flows from Loch Coirib / Lough Corrib through Galway to Galway Bay. ... Masks in a Guatemalan Market A teenager reading a book, while wearing a dinosaur mask A mask is a piece of material or kit worn on the face. ... A map of Lough Corrib taken from the Admiralty Chart made in 1846 Lough Corrib (Loch Coirib in Irish) is a lake in the west of Ireland. ... The Erne is an 120 km long river in the north of Ireland. ... Bridge over the River Feale at Listowel The River Feale (Abhainn na Feile in Irish) rises near Rockchapel in the Mullaghareirk Mountains of County Cork in the southwest of Ireland and flows northwestwards through Abbeyfeale and Listowel in County Kerry before finally emptying into the Mouth of the Shannon by... The River Laune, is a river in County Kerry, Ireland, which flows from Lough Leane, one of the Lakes of Killarney, towards Killorglin and onwards into Dingle Bay. ... The River Moy (Abhainn na Muaidhe in Irish) rises in the Ox Mountains in County Sligo in the northwest of Ireland. ... The River Shannon (Irish: Sionainn), Irelands longest river, divides the West of Ireland (mostly the province of Connaught) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster). ... The River Deel, is a river in County Limerick, Ireland which flows from beyond Newcastlewest through Rathkeale and onwards to Askeaton then entering the River Shannon. ... 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. ... The River Suck is a river in Ireland. ... The River Suir (IPA: ) is a river in Ireland that flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Waterford after a distance of 183 kilometres. ... The River Drish is a tributary of River Suir in Ireland. ... The Black River is a tributary of the River Drish in Ireland. ...

See also


This article covers the island of Ireland, that is, both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Grand Canal Royal Canal Ballymore/Ballyconnell Canal See Also Rivers of Ireland Categories: Ireland-related stubs | Ireland ... Most of the transport system in Ireland rests in public hands, both north and south of the border. ...

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 (418 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.
The Vikings used the rivers for raiding deep inland.
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.
ninemsn Encarta - Search View - Ireland (5729 words)
The Republic of Ireland consists of Connaught, Leinster, and Munster provinces, totalling 23 counties, and 3 counties in the province of Ulster.
Ireland is mentioned under the name of Ierne in a Greek poem of the 5th century bc and by the names of Hibernia and Juverna by various classical writers.
Nearly the entire Celtic population of Ireland and the majority of the inhabitants of the Pale remained Roman Catholic, and the Anglican Church served as a political instrument for the English rulers in Dublin Castle.
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