River Mourne

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River Mourne
A "Brown flood" on the Mourne at Victoria Bridge. - geograph.org.uk - 434468.jpg
River Mourne at Victoria Bridge
Native name An Mughdhorn
Etymology From Mugdorna, an ancient kingdom
Country Northern Ireland
Basin features
Main source Northwest of Newtownstewart
River mouth Lough Foyle
River system Shannon
Physical characteristics
Length 13 kilometres (8.1 mi)
  • Average rate:
    21.1 m3/s (750 cu ft/s)

The River Mourne (Irish: An Mughdhorn) is a river in County Tyrone (between Strabane and Newtownstewart), Northern Ireland, and is a tributary of the River Foyle.[1] At Strabane it joins with the River Finn to form the River Foyle. Fishing is largely for salmon, grilse and sea trout.[1]

The traditional folk song "The Moorlough Shore" (also called The Maid of Mourne Shore) refers to names and places along the river.[2]

The former GNR mainline bridge over the River Mourne at Victoria Bridge, County Tyrone originally constructed on the Londonderry and Enniskillen Railway.


  1. ^ a b "River Mourne". Strabane Lifford Angling Development Association. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "The Moorlough Shore", retrieved 25 March 2013

Coordinates: 54°49′18″N 7°27′29″W / 54.82166°N 7.45817°W / 54.82166; -7.45817

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