River Suck ( Irish: ) is a river within the An tSuca Shannon River Basin in Ireland, 133 km (82.5 mi) 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).
It forms much of the border between  County Roscommon and County Galway, flowing along the western side of County Roscommon. Together with the Shannon on the east, it creates the long narrow form that the southern part of County Roscommon has, clearly noticeable on maps.
The river's name is derived from the Irish
suca, of uncertain meaning, possibly deriving from succin, Middle Irish for " amber." 
Settlements [ edit ]
Settlements along the river include
Athleague, Ballinasloe, Ballyforan, Ballymoe, Castlerea, Glinsk, and Tulrush.
Suck Valley Way [ edit ]
is a Suck Valley Way 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.
See also [ edit ]
Rivers of Ireland
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
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Coordinates: 53°16′N 8°03′W / 53.267°N 8.050°W