River Fergus

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River Fergus
Ennis r-fergus.jpg
The river at Ennis
Native name An Forghas
Basin features
Main source Loughnagowan, Clare
86 m (282 ft)
River mouth Shannon Estuary at Ennis
Basin size 1,041 km2 (402 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 61 km (38 mi)[1]
  • Average rate:
    25.7 m3/s (910 cu ft/s)

The River Fergus (Irish: An Forghas) is a river within the Shannon River Basin which flows in County Clare, Ireland. It rises in Loughnagowan which lies a few kilometers west of Corofin and flows into the Shannon Estuary. It is noted for its trout and salmon fishing. Trummer is an island in the river. There are six bridges crossing it in Ennis alone.

The River Fergus has an average discharge of 25.7m3/s[2]


Settlements along the river include Corofin, Ennis, Clarecastle and Newmarket-on-Fergus.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] -River Fergus, The Fishing House
  2. ^ Long-term effects of hydropower installations and associated river regulation on River Shannon eel populations: mitigation and management [2]

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Coordinates: 52°42′N 9°00′W / 52.700°N 9.000°W / 52.700; -9.000