River Glyde

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River Glyde
River Gylde at Glydefarm, Co. Louth - geograph.org.uk - 1293543.jpg
River Glyde at Glydefarm
Etymologyfor its "gliding" through an extensive flat country
Native nameAn Casán
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationBailieborough
 ⁃ location
Irish Sea at Annagassan via River Dee
Length55.9 km (34.7 mi)
Basin size348 km2 (134 sq mi)

The River Glyde is a river in north-eastern Ireland, flowing from Co. Cavan to Co. Louth.


The Glyde rises in the town of Bailieborough in Cavan, the upper reaches are sometimes known as the Lagan River, but after the Killanny River joins, exclusively as the Glyde. Another tributary is the River Dee. The Glyde flows in a south-easterly direction before entering the sea at Annagassan in Louth, site of the recently rediscovered ninth-century Viking longphort Linn Duachaill.[1]

The river is 34.75 miles (55.92 km)[2] long.


The salmon and sea trout season here is from 1 February - 20 August. The Killanny River contain stocks of sea trout and salmon.

The Glyde Rangers Gaelic Athletic Association team, founded in 1926, from Tallanstown in Co. Louth is named after the River Glyde.


  1. ^ MacDonald, Frank; Elaine Keogh (17 September 2010). "Fortress uncovered: Co Louth Viking site of international importance". The Irish Times. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey of Ireland: Rivers and their Catchment Basins 1958 (Table of Reference)

Coordinates: 53°53′N 6°21′W / 53.883°N 6.350°W / 53.883; -6.350