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River Main
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River Main viewed upstream from the Slaght Bridge
Native name An Mhean
Other name(s) River Maine
Country Northern Ireland
Cities Ballymena, Randalstown, Cullybackey
Physical characteristics
Main source Glenariff
River mouth North Channel via Lough Neagh and Lower Bann
Length 55 kilometres (34 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    15.4 m3/s (540 cu ft/s)
Basin features
River system Bann
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Kellswater, Braid River

The River Main or Maine (Irish: An Mhean) is a river in Northern Ireland, flowing through County Antrim.

Former Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill took the title "Baron O'Neill of the Maine" when he was made a life peer.

Course

The River Main rises in the Glens of Antrim, flowing through Ballymena and Randalstown before entering Lough Neagh.

Wildlife

The River Main is a noted salmon and trout fishery.

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