Owenmore River (County Sligo)

The Owenmore River (Irish: An Abhainn Mhór) is a river in County Sligo, Ireland. Its source is in the far south of Sligo, near Gorteen and Lough Gara, from which it runs for 52.3 km to its juncture with the Unshin River near Collooney to form the Ballisodare River. Its catchment covers 655 square kilometres (253 sq mi), predominantly located in Sligo but with small parts in County Mayo and County Roscommon. The catchment is underlain by limestone, and the total length of all the rivers in the Greater Owenmore Basin Area is 639 kilometres (397 mi). There are approximately 1,470 hectares (5.7 sq mi) of lakes in the catchment, with Lough Arrow comprising most of this.[1]

Owenmore River
Owenmore River crossing at Carrowreagh Bridge
Physical characteristics
 • locationnear Gorteen, County Sligo
 • elevation125 m (410 ft)
 • location
Ballisodare River, near Collooney
 • coordinates
54°11′25″N 8°29′01″W / 54.1903°N 8.4836°W / 54.1903; -8.4836
Length52.3 km (32.5 mi)
Basin size655 km2 (253 sq mi)

Tributaries edit

Lakes in the catchment edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Owenmore River, NPWS" (PDF).