River Bride

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River Bride
River Bride at Conna, Co. Cork - geograph.org.uk - 574660.jpg
River Bride at Conna, Co. Cork
Native name An Bhríd
Country Ireland
Main source Commons, County Cork
River mouth Celtic Sea via Munster Blackwater
Basin size 419 km2 (162 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 64 km (40 mi)

The River Bride (Irish: An Bhríd) is a tributary of the Munster Blackwater in Ireland. Rising in the Nagle Mountains, it flows eastward, passing through counties of Cork and Waterford before joining the Munster Blackwater, approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) inland from Youghal Bay. The English poet Edmund Spenser is reputed to have written part of his poem "The Faerie Queene" on the banks of the Bride in the Conna area. [1] The villages of Rathcormac, Castlelyons, Conna and Tallow are situated on or near the river. The river runs through the baronies of Barrymore and Imokilly. The N72 road crosses the river at Tallowbridge, County Waterford.


  1. ^ O'Reilly, Peter (August 2003). Rivers of Ireland: A Flyfisher's Guide. Stackpole Books. pp. 373–. ISBN 978-0-8117-0072-6. Retrieved 9 March 2012.