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River Erriff
Erriff River, Aasleagh Falls (3585850638).jpg
Aasleagh Falls on the Erriff River
Native name Abhainn na hOirimhe
Physical characteristics
Main source Glennacally
River mouth Atlantic Ocean at Killary Harbour
Length 33.0 kilometres (20.5 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    8.16 m3/s (288 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 163 square kilometres (63 sq mi)

The River Erriff (Abhainn na hOirimhe) is a river in Ireland, flowing through County Mayo. A spate river, it is characterised by lively streams and deep fish-holding pools. Near the mouth of the river a spectacular wallfall called Aasleagh Falls (Eas Liath) is situated.

Course

The River Erriff forms from the union of the Owenree River and Owenmore River in Glennacally. It flows west-southwest parallel to the N59, passing under Aasleagh Bridge and entering Killary Harbour.

Wildlife

The River Erriff is a noted salmon and trout fishery.

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