River Derry

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River Derry
An Dioríoch
Derry River Clonegal Bridge.jpg
The Derry flows under Clonegal Bridge
Physical characteristics
 - locationHacketstown, County Carlow
 - location
Irish Sea at Wexford as the River Slaney

The River Derry (Irish: An Dioríoch) is a large river in the southeast of Ireland. It rises just south of Hacketstown, County Carlow, Ireland. It flows southeast to Tinahely, being accompanied by the R747 regional road for the distance.

South of Tinahely it turns sharply and flows southwest through Shillelagh, briefly forming the border between County Wicklow and County Wexford, before becoming the border between County Wexford and County Carlow.

It flows under Clonegal Bridge at a point where it divides Clonegal, County Carlow to the west from Watch House Village, County Wexford, to the east.

A few kilometers further downstream it flows into the River Slaney.

Derry Water River is a separate tributary, which rises near Tinahely and flows north-eastwards to form the Aughrim River.

See also[edit]

Rivers of Ireland