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Aille River
Native name Abhainn na hAille
Physical characteristics
Main source Glenmask, Partry Mountains, County Mayo
River mouth Galway Bay via Lough Mask, Lough Corrib and River Corrib
Length 29.8 kilometres (18.5 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    15 m3/s (530 cu ft/s)

The Aille River (Irish: Abhainn na hAille) is a river in County Mayo, Ireland, flowing from the Partry Mountains to Lough Mask, and flows underground for part of its course.

Course

The Aille River rises in the Partry Mountains 16 km (10 mi) south of Westport, drains the northwest part of the Partry range and sinks underground at the Aille Caves. It continues as a subterranean river for 4 km (2.5 mi), resurging at Pollatoomary. It flows south to Cloon Lough, which feeds into Lough Mask.

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