The River Corrib flows from
Lough Corrib through Galway to
Galway Bay. The river has only a length of six kilometres
from the lake to the sea, and is said to be the shortest in
Europe. It is also among the most powerful, especially after
a few days rain. It is popular with local whitewater
kayakers. The Galway 'head of the river' boat races are held
on the River Corrib in Spring of each year.
The River Suck is
approx. 80 kilometres in length. The River Suck flows along
the natural border between counties Galway and Roscommon.
The Suck River Valley is a 5 mile wide corridor each side of
the River Suck, and boasts a population of approximately
8,000. It is the main tributary of the River Shannon. It
meets the Shannon a few kilometres north of the village of
Shannonbridge. The Suck divides the counties of Galway and
Ballinasloe is the largest town located on the Suck. The
quiet beauty and natural charm of the green valley is gently
reflected in it's "Nine Friendly Villages", Ballygar, Creggs,
Glinsk, Ballymoe, Ballintubber, Donamon, Castlecoote,
Athleague and Mount Talbot.
The River Shannon is, at 386 km (240 miles), Ireland's
longest river. It divides the west of ireland from the east
and south. The river represents a major physical barrier
between east and west, with fewer than twenty
crossing-points between Limerick City in the south and the
town of Carrick on Shannon in the north.
Portumna is the principal town in County Galway on the River
Clare River which flows through Milltown, Tuam and
Claregalway reaches Lough Corrib at Annaghdown.
The Dunkellin River rises in the Loughrea area. The river
then flows right across East Galway (for around 25 miles),
and enters the Atlantic Ocean (near Kilcolgan) into Galway
The Owendallaigh river in South Galway flows west into
Lough Cutra near Gort.
Owenriff River -
The Owenriff River starting in the Connemara mountains,
flowing through Oughterard and emptying at the edge of town
into Lough Corrib.
in County Galway