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Burren River
From Ballinacarrig Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1254309.jpg
View from Ballinacarrig Bridge
Native name An Bhoirinn
Physical characteristics
Main source north face of Mount Leinster
River mouth Celtic Sea via River Barrow
Length 39 kilometres (24 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    0.476 m3/s (16.8 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 154 square kilometres (59 sq mi)

The Burren River is a river in Ireland, flowing through County Carlow.

Course

From Head of Burren Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1254404
Headwaters of the Burren River on Mount Leinster.

The Burren River rises on the north face of Mount Leinster and flows northward under the R724 (Ullard Bridge, west of Fenagh) and under the N80. It continues northward through Rathoe meeting the Aghalona River in Inchisland and turns westwards, passing under the M9 in Moyle Big. The Burren River goes under the N80 again at Ballinacarrig Bridge. It flows through the southern part of Carlow town and passes under the railway line, R448 and R417 (Burrin Street) and then drains into the River Barrow.

Wildlife

Fish species include brown trout, three-spined stickleback, nine-spined stickleback, Atlantic salmon, stone loach, common bream, roach, perch and lamprey.

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