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Castletown River
Castletown River Estuary
Native name Abhainn Chaisleán Dhún Dealgan
Country Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland
Physical characteristics
Main source Newtownhamilton
River mouth Dundalk Bay
Length 45 km (28 mi)

The Castletown River is a river which flows through the town of Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. It rises near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, and is known as the Creggan River in its upper reaches. Its two main tributaries are the Kilcurry and Falmore rivers and it enters the Irish Sea at Dundalk Bay on the east coast of Ireland. The Castletown River flows in at the northwest corner of Dundalk Bay creating a deep channel through the intertidal zone. It is routinely dredged for navigation purposes for the deep water port of Dundalk.


The river features wild brown trout, sea trout and salmon and is also stocked with brown trout. Fishing is controlled by the Dundalk Brown Trout Angling Association. The best of the salmon and sea trout fishing is to be found downstream of Toberona bridge just outside Dundalk.

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