Ballyfinboy River

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The Ballyfinboy River rises close to Moneygall in County Offaly, Ireland and flows in a generally northwesterly direction into Lough Derg at Drominagh. It forms part of the boundary between County Tipperary and County Offaly. [1] The river flows through the towns of Cloughjordan and Borrisokane west of which it flows past Ballyfinboy Castle, a ruined tower house with a Sheela na gig in the townland of Ballyfinboy.

Bridges[edit]

Knockearl Bridge carries the R491 road from County Offaly on the south bank across the river to Cloughjordan on the north bank in County Tipperary[2]

An ornate stone bridge with cast iron railings carries the avenue leading to Modreeny across the Ballyfinboy.[3]

Modern pedestrian bridges in Borrisokane Town Park link the two sections of the park, north and south of the river.[4]

Ballinderry bridge carries the R493 road across the river. It is an elegant five arch bridge with low arches.[5]

The three arched Drominagh Demesne Toll Bridge was built by the land owner in 1776 the now disused shelter for the toll collector is still visible.[6]

Angling[edit]

An electric fishing survey of the river at Ballinderry was conducted in September 2012 by Inland Fisheries Ireland. Species noted here were Brown trout (26) and Salmon (15).[7]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 53°02′N 8°15′W / 53.033°N 8.250°W / 53.033; -8.250