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Camowen River
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Camowen River, with Sandra Jones Bridge (Mullaghmore) in distance
Native name An Chamabhainn
Country Northern Ireland
City Omagh
Physical characteristics
Main source South of Pomeroy, County Tyrone
River mouth North Channel via River Strule, River Foyle, Lough Foyle
Length 45 kilometres (28 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    6.78 m3/s (239 cu ft/s)
Basin features
River system Foyle
Basin size 276.6 km2 (106.8 sq mi)

The Camowen River (Irish: An Chamabhainn) is a river in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, a tributary of the River Foyle.

Course

The Camowen River rises south of Pomeroy and flows westward, being bridged by the B46 in Tiroony and meeting a tributary south of Carrickmore. It meets another tributary near Bracky, then flows southwestwards under the B158. It turns northwards into Omagh, passing behind Tyrone County Hospital and meeting the Drumragh River at the centre of the town. From this point on it is called the River Strule.

Wildlife

The Camowen River is a salmon fishery.

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