Silver River (Ireland)

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River Silver
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Silver River in Cadamstown
Origin Slieve Bloom Mountains
Mouth Atlantic Ocean as the River Shannon

The Silver River flows from the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the south of County Offaly in central Ireland. The village of Cadamstown, on the river, is home of The Silver River Geological Reserve.


The Silver rises on the northwestern slopes of Baureigh Mountain (486 m) and descends to Cadamstown, the first settlement it encounters. Flowing westwards it passes Ballyboy and Kilcormac before turning north to join the River Brosna near Ferbane. The Brosna flows west from the confluence to join the River Shannon at Shannon Harbour.

The Silver River is contained entirely within County Offaly.