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River Erkina
River Erkina at Durrow Ireland.jpg
River Erkina at Durrow, County Laois
Native name An tOircín
Physical characteristics
Main source south of Rathdowney
River mouth Celtic Sea via River Nore
Length 36.2 kilometres (22.5 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    5.69 m3/s (201 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 387 square kilometres (149 sq mi)

The River Erkina (Irish: An tOircín) is a river that flows through the county of Laois in Ireland. It is a tributary of the River Nore.

It has its source on the Laois-Kilkenny border south of Rathdowney. It flows north towards Rathdowney and then turns east in the direction of Durrow entering the River Nore around 1.5 km east of the town.

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