Owenmore River

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Owenmore River
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Owenmore River passing through Bangor Erris
Native name An Abhainn Mhór
Etymology Irish for "big river"
Country Ireland
Cities Bangor Erris, Bellacorick
Physical characteristics
Main source Nephin Beg Range, County Mayo
River mouth Atlantic Ocean via Tullaghan Bay
Length 47.07 kilometres (29.25 mi)
  • Average rate:
    14.7 m3/s (520 cu ft/s)
Basin features

The Owenmore River (Irish: An Abhainn Mhór[1]) is a river in northwest County Mayo, Ireland. It is big spate river and drains a large area of bogs, moorland and mountains.[2]


The Owenmore River rises in the Nephin Beg Range, flowing first northwards to meet the Oweninny River, and continuing westwards through Bangor Erris before flowing out southwestwards through Tullaghan Bay into the Atlantic Ocean.


The Owenmore River is a noted salmon, grilse and trout fishery.[2]

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Coordinates: 54°07′05″N 9°34′41″W / 54.118034°N 9.578129°W / 54.118034; -9.578129