Mulkear River

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River Mulcair Weir, Annacotty
EtymologyIrish maol + cearn, "obtuse angle"
Native nameAn Mhaoilchearn
Physical characteristics
SourceSlieve Felim Mountains Silvermine Mountains
MouthRiver Shannon
 ⁃ coordinates
52°40′50″N 08°32′45″W / 52.68056°N 8.54583°W / 52.68056; -8.54583Coordinates: 52°40′50″N 08°32′45″W / 52.68056°N 8.54583°W / 52.68056; -8.54583
 ⁃ elevation
8 m (26 ft)
Length21.5 km (13.4 mi)
Basin size650 km2 (250 sq mi)
 ⁃ average12.55 m3/s (443 cu ft/s)
Basin features
River systemShannon
 ⁃ rightRiver Slievenohera

The River Mulcair, or Mulkear, rises in the Slieve Felim Mountains and Silvermine Mountains in Ireland, flows through the east of County Limerick before joining the River Shannon near Annacotty. It flows through Counties Limerick and Tipperary. The principal tributaries are the Dead River, the Bilboa River and the Newport River (Tipperary).[1]

The River Mulcair is an Atlantic salmon and brown trout river with a March 1 to September 30 fishing season.[2] The river is currently designated as catch and release for Salmon.[3]


  1. ^ "Mulcair(Mulkear) LIFE The Mulcair River » Mulcair(Mulkear) LIFE". Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  2. ^ "River Mulcair Guide - Salmon Rivers - Salmon Ireland". Archived from the original on 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  3. ^ "The Mulcair River is currently Catch & Release – Mulcair(Mulkear) Anglers". Retrieved 2016-02-07.

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