River Suck

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River Suck
River Suck, Athleague
Origin Lough O'Flynn, County Roscommon
Mouth Atlantic via the River Shannon

The River Suck (Irish: An tSuca) is a river within the Shannon River Basin in Ireland, 133 km (82.5 mi)[1] in length.

It is the main tributary of the River Shannon. It meets the Shannon a kilometer south of the village of Shannonbridge.

The River Suck drains an area of 1,599 square kilometres (617 sq mi).[2]


Settlements along the river include Athleague, Ballinasloe, Ballyforan, Ballymoe, Castlerea, Glinsk, and Tulrush.

Suck Valley Way[edit]

The Suck Valley Way is a long-distance trail. it is a 105-kilometre (65-mile) long circular route that begins and ends in Castlerea, County Roscommon. It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council and is managed by Roscommon County Council, Roscommon Integrated Development Company and the Suck Valley Committee.[3]

See Also[edit]

Rivers of Ireland


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey of Ireland: Rivers and their Catchment Basins 1958 (Table of Reference)
  2. ^ SuckWater Management Unit Action Plan[1]
  3. ^ National Trails Office 2010, p. 44.

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Coordinates: 53°16′N 8°03′W / 53.267°N 8.050°W / 53.267; -8.050