River Robe (Ireland) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRiver Robe
The Robe entering the village of Brickens
|Native name||Abhainn an Róba|
|Main source||Bekan Parish, Mayo|
|River mouth||Lough Mask, Mayo|
|Length||62.8 kilometres (39.0 mi)|
|Basin size||320 square kilometres (120 sq mi)|
The river's name in Irish is An Róba, first recorded as Rodba in mediaeval manuscripts, perhaps from Old Irish rodba, "sharp, aggressive".
The river is the longest tributary of Lough Mask and it drains 320 square kilometres of south Mayo.
The Robe's Environmental Protection Agency River ID is 30_1579.
Course of the river
The Robe rises about five kilometres southwest of Ballyhaunis and follows a meandering path southwest through the townland of Keebagh and Brickens village. It turns gently to the west between Tootagh and Garryduff and continues west between Claremorris and Ballindine. It meanders in serpentine coils beside the R331 road, passing Taugheen, from where it begins its southwesterly descent to Hollymount. From there, the river winds in broad loops before descending southwestwards into Ballinrobe (Irish: Baile an Róba, meaning town of the Robe). The Robe empties into Lough Mask, four kilometres west of Ballinrobe, near Cushlough (Irish: Cois Loch, meaning beside the lake).
River Robe (Ireland) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.