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Kells Blackwater
River Blackwater (Meath) - geograph.org.uk - 1773972.jpg
Bridge carrying the R164 over the Blackwater at Moynalty
Native name An Abhainn Dubh
Other name(s) Leinster Blackwater
Country Ireland
Physical characteristics
Main source South County Cavan
River mouth River Boyne
Navan, County Meath
Length 68 kilometres (42 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    15.08 m3/s (533 cu ft/s)
Basin features
River system Boyne
Basin size 733 km2 (283 sq mi)

The Kells Blackwater (Irish: An Abhainn Dubh), also called the River Blackwater or Leinster Blackwater, is a river that flows through the counties of Cavan and Meath in Ireland. It is a tributary of the River Boyne which flows into the Irish Sea at Drogheda. (This is one of two River Blackwaters which flow into the Boyne in County Meath, the other originates in County Kildare).

It has its source in the south of County Cavan, near the town of Bailieborough. It flows through Lough Ramor at Virginia, County Cavan, past Kells, County Meath, before joining the River Boyne in Navan, County Meath.

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