River Mourne

The River Mourne (Irish: An Mughdhorn) is a river in County Tyrone (between Strabane and Newtownstewart), Northern Ireland, and is a tributary of the River Foyle.[1] At Strabane it joins with the River Finn to form the River Foyle. Fishing is largely for salmon, grilse and sea trout.[1]

River Mourne
A "Brown flood" on the Mourne at Victoria Bridge. - geograph.org.uk - 434468.jpg
River Mourne at Victoria Bridge
EtymologyFrom Mugdorna, an ancient kingdom
Native nameAn Mughdhorn
CountryNorthern Ireland
Physical characteristics
 • locationNorthwest of Newtownstewart
 • location
Lough Foyle
Length13 kilometres (8.1 mi)
 • average21.1 m3/s (750 cu ft/s)
Basin features
River systemShannon

The traditional folk song "The Moorlough Shore" (also called The Maid of Mourne Shore) refers to names and places along the river.[2]

The former GNR mainline bridge over the River Mourne at Victoria Bridge, County Tyrone originally constructed on the Londonderry and Enniskillen Railway.


  1. ^ a b "River Mourne". Strabane Lifford Angling Development Association. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  2. ^ "The Moorlough Shore", retrieved 25 March 2013

Coordinates: 54°49′18″N 7°27′29″W / 54.82166°N 7.45817°W / 54.82166; -7.45817

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