River Glyde

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River Glyde
River Gylde at Glydefarm, Co. Louth - geograph.org.uk - 1293543.jpg
River Glyde at Glydefarm
Native name An Casán
Etymology for its "gliding" through an extensive flat country
Country Ireland
Basin features
Main source Bailieborough
River mouth Irish Sea at Annagassan via River Dee
Basin size 348 km2 (134 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 55.9 km (34.7 mi)

The River Glyde rises in the town of Bailieborough in Cavan. Some smaller tributaries of the Glyde are the River Dee and the Killanny Rivers which contain stocks of sea trout and salmon. 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.[citation needed]. The River Glyde is 34.75 miles (55.92 km)[1] long.

The salmon and sea trout season here is from 1 February - 20 August. The upper reaches of the Glyde are known as the Lagan River which is deep and slow-flowing. The Lagan and Kilanny River meet at Tully, Co. Louth, and form the River Glyde.

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


  1. ^ 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