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River Derg
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River Derg and the Ardstraw Bridge
Native name Abhainn na Deirge
Country Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland
Physical characteristics
Main source Lough Derg, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
138 metres (453 ft)
River mouth North Channel via Lough Foyle, River Foyle, River Mourne
Length 45 kilometres (28 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 440 square kilometres (170 sq mi)
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River Derg on the Northern Ireland side of the border

The River Derg is a small river in Ireland. The river has its source in the Lough Derg, in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland and it flows into County Tyrone, Northern Ireland east through Castlederg to join the River Strule forming the River Mourne. The upper reaches of the catchment are characterised by peatland, while the lower reaches flow predominantly through farmland. The River Derg's length is 28 miles (45 km).

The River Derg is known for its salmon, grilse and sea trout.

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